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ROC Garden Services - transforming lives & gardens

by James Baker in Blackpool, England, United Kingdom


raised of £2,500 target
15% 12 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £2,500 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 12:00am

We empower unemployed people to become gardeners, building their skills and confidence to specialise in overgrown garden transformations!

by James Baker in Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

Getting to the ‘Root’

Overgrown gardens are not always what they seem. They are the visible symptoms of other issues people may be struggling with. This could be physical health, mental health, bereavement/loss, financial struggles, or that the garden is just too much to tackle with your average tools.

For many, this can feel like the biggest weight in the world, and they need to carry it every day.

ROC Garden want to help shoulder some of that weight and help some of the most needing areas in Blackpool - transforming lives and communities by transforming gardens.

By helping those most in need, we can not only impact the individual, we can impact the whole street by improving the appearance of local areas, reduce the chances of anti-social behaviour, and help communities re-take ownership for where they live and to love it more.

Our ROC Garden team exists to do 2 main things:

  • 1. To tackle issues around unemployment (Empower the unemployed towards employment through giving them the skills and confidence to become proficient gardeners)
  • 2. Tackle issues around overgrown gardens (Supporting residents in need of a garden makeover through providing a free garden transformation with the volunteers we have trained).

For those needing help with regular maintenance, we can offer an affordable quote, and by residents taking up our services, they in-turn create employment for volunteers we have trained, and invest income back into supporting others with overgrown gardens.

The money we raise through the Aviva Community Fund will go directly to taking our transport to the next level! We want to invest into a new or 2nd hand van, trailer and tools to fill it with. This will expand our capacity by making us more mobile, more visible and more productive in transforming gardens all around the town.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

Company Recognition

We would love to recognise you or your company for this incredibly generous donation. We would add your name/company logo to our publicity for the next 12-months featuring on our new van, all our leaflets, social media, website, and presentations made by our team at various events.

£50 or more

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10% off Gardening

With this very generous donation we can arrange for our ROC Garden Services team to come and work on your garden, or one of your friend’s gardens, and give you 10% off. Anything from a hedge cut to a full garden clearance! Just visit and click ‘Get Quote’ and let us know that you’ve just donated £50 or more on the Aviva CrowdFunder

£100 or more

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Special Gift

Our team have prepared some very special surprise gifts for those who very generously give £100 or more. This is a unique keep-sake for your garden and a proud reminder of the difference you have made to others in the community. To claim your gift, just visit send us a message to say you have given £100 or more on the Aviva Crowdfunder page.

£250 or more

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Get free gardening from ROC Garden Services

With this very generous donation we can arrange to come and work on your garden or one of your friend’s gardens free of charge. Anything from a hedge cut to a full garden clearance! If you’re already one of our regular customers then we will give you 3 months for free! Just visit and click ‘Get Quote’ and let us know that you’ve just donated £250 or more on the Aviva CrowdFunder

Let's make 'ROC Garden Services - transforming lives & gardens' happen

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