The Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society (ATGS) is a volunteer society that operates The Gardens on Anderton, located in Comox, BC, promoting health and wellness by providing diverse, enjoyable, and interactive gardening activities for people of all ages and abilities.
As a registered charity ATGS relies solely on donations, grants, and sponsorships to provide the funds needed to operate The Gardens on Anderton.
In addition, The Gardens has no paid staff (except the occasional summer student). It is operated entirely by our members in order to provide them gardening activities and experiences that directly benefit them through their participation. Their contributions include everything from tending garden beds, mowing lawns, composting, and maintaining buildings, to providing board leadership, planning, administrative support, fundraising, and hosting special events in The Gardens.
While all this work takes between 2,500 and 3,000 volunteer hours in The Gardens in the summer, and more throughout the year by members of our Board of Directors and Committees, we strongly believe that gardening is great therapy.