About Thomastown Community
The Watergarden is a non-residential centre for adults with special needs. It includes a coffeeshop, garden centre, gardens and art gallery which are also open to the public These different areas provide a diversity of challenges and opportunities.
The beautiful garden offers a therapeutic backdrop to the workplace of The Watergarden and gives everyone an experience of the changing seasons.The principal impulses of The Watergarden are to provide meaningful work for adults with special needs and to bring the Camphill ethos into the wider community
We also provide differing levels of home-based support to some of those working in The Watergarden and living independently in the town. This allows some people to move out of their parental home to live independently or semi-independently for the first time. A recently awarded grant means that we can develop a site to provide private apartments for this purpose.