Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon - Fri: 9:30 - 15:30

Sat - Sun: Closed

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Hello. ECL Gardening - Basildon is based within the Day Centre in Basildon. We Provide horticultural training to our team of trainees.

About us

ECL Gardening - Basildon is based within the Day Centre in Basildon. We provide horticultural training to our team of trainees.

ECL Gardening - Basildon sells plants, garden produce and merchandise to the public and our gardening contracts team provide commercial and residential gardening services.

The team work with their local community, providing voluntary support to community-based projects such as helping with the gardening club at the local school.

Within the centre grounds the team maintain the garden area, raised flower beds, patio areas and sensory garden, which promotes a relaxing learning environment.

Our trainees are supported to develop horticultural skills through a series of programmes which include cultivating vegetables and flowers from seed, using machinery, working in our very own garden centre through to working as part of our contracts team.

We offer opportunities for customers to gain recognised qualifications in work based skills which formalises their learning, increases confidence and creates a positive step towards seeking employment.


Prices will depend on the length of your session(s) and the level of support you need. As an example a full day with one of our services would typically start at around £58. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.

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Whitmore Way
Ashleigh Wellbeing Hub
SS14 2NN


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Case Studies



Anna O’Connor, 27, started work-experience with Mitie last July and after eight weeks, she was offered an apprenticeship in the post room.

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Since Imogen started work-based training at ECL’s Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub, her dad Gerard has noticed her confidence has grown, and that she has gained independence in relation to everyday life.

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When ECL customer Kelly Manners, 44, expressed that it was her life-long ambition to work in an office, the team at ECL Highfields offered her a clerical work experience placement.

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