Lindengate are a charity that works, through gardening, with clients from the mental health sector. Initially, the organisation concentrated on growing flowers, fruit and vegetables with clients before selling them on. They then got involved with the Upper Thames branch of Butterfly Conservation, along with other wildlife charities, and now grow hundreds of plants each year for nature reserve sites free of charge. They also go the extra mile by sending out their clients to join conservation volunteers at planting events when the opportunity arises.
To date, Lindengate have grown and are still growing, cowslips for the Chiltern Duke Project, Dark Mullein for the Striped Lynchis, Horseshoe Vetch for Chalk Hill Blue, DED resistant Elm from cuttings and Devils-bit scabious for a Marsh Fritillary reintroduction in Hampshire and for a similar fledgling project in Oxfordshire.
The charity organises and runs twice yearly open days which allow them to share their conservation message, and that of the wildlife organisations that they work with, to be explained to large numbers of visitors.