The first of these is a special day of garden-themed events on 1 July from 3pm to 9pm.
The birthday celebrations will include activities for children including sunflower growing demonstrations, face painting and a lucky dip. For the adults there will be cocktails with a herb twist, a tasty barbecue, gardening quiz, live music and special offers on plants and other gardening items.
The garden centre will donate all its profits to Fairbridge and we hope that this event will help to attract new customers through its doors.
Fulham Palace Garden Centre began in March 1985 by a young person, who'd been helped by youth charity Fairbridge, who wanted to set up a gardening business.
It was first built and run by volunteers and in the early days, the idea was to provide work and training opportunities for young people.
In order to compete with other garden centres and generate profits directly for the charity, the business has been re-organised and re-developed. Last January it underwent a major refurbishment as part of a two year plan.
Fairbridge works with young people aged 13-25 that other organisations find difficult to engage, many classed as having ‘multiple needs', such as homelessness, substance misuse or a history of offending.
Almost two-thirds return to the classroom, started a college course, get a qualification or find a job.