The Friends of Stepping Stones
Growing a unique horticulture project for adults with learning disabilities in the heart of Skipton.
From small beginnings in 1999 as an off-shoot of traditional learning disability day services, the project quickly out-grew its location and moved to the present Aireville Nursery site in 2006.
At Stepping Stones II adults with learning disabilities have opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of horticulture.
The emphasis is on practical, hands-on experience backed up with regular tuition and supervision that empowers the people using the service and increases their independence and confidence.
The group have flourished over the past few years, gaining a reputation for outstanding quality & value growing bedding plants for hanging baskets and local floral displays whilst managing garden maintenance and grass cutting contracts.
Last year the team were given the serious recognition that they deserved by winning ‘gold’ and ‘category’ at the RHS Yorkshire in Bloom awards as well as playing a significant part in securing ‘gold’ for Skipton too.