Visit to River Garden Auchincruive on Monday 20th May 2019.

River Garden Auchincruive is a residential training and social enterprise development centre offering a 3 year residential programme for people in the early stages of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Based on a beautiful 48.5 acre site on the banks of the River Ayr, the site includes a Walled Garden which is a historic listed landscape. The project opened in March 2018 and when fully developed will house 40 men and women in recovery.

Participants receive training and social support in a range of social enterprise activities to create a visitor destination using the existing refurbished gardens, establishing a cafe, bakery, garden nursery, fresh food for sale and processing, alongside other craft industries on site, and eventually expanding business opportunities to the wider community.

The site features many mature trees and rare specimens.

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