St Albans residents – is your garden overgrown?

Book your free, one-off garden clearance session from the Green Aiders to take back control of your garden.

The Green Aiders project is being run in St Albans by community charity Groundwork East and funded by Hertfordshire Community Foundation through the #iwill fund which supports youth social action.

There are ten visits available; delivered by a team of young people from the Youth Social Action Programme, led by Groundwork staff.

Resident Anthony Williams called the team to help him take back control of his garden, and said: “What you achieved in half a day, I haven’t been able to for two years.”

Project officer Sarah Holloway said: “We’re delighted to be running the Green Aiders project in St Albans again, more residents can now reclaim their gardens and feel safe in their homes.”

Through a one-off visit, dedicated young volunteers get gardens back under control and make them more manageable, safer and more pleasant to spend time in. At the same time, clearing overgrown gardens makes it harder for criminals or fraudsters to identify occupants as potential targets.

To be eligible for a visit you must be a St Albans resident and be unable to physically do the work or pay for a gardener. There are ten visits available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Green Aiders visit, contact Sarah on 01707 255 177 or