The Lemon Tree Trust is transforming refugee camps, one garden at a time. Gardening is a powerful therapeutic tool, addressing issues of isolation and mental health, producing beauty, belonging, food security, and promising economic stimulation. We pilot agricultural businesses and gardening initiatives in refugee communities, creating employment and restoring cultural identity, dignity and purpose. Our long-term vision is to expose every refugee camp in the world to garden competitions and to encourage self-sustaining ventures run by and for refugees. Through the provision of seeds and plants, we empower social and economic change.

Find out about our community hubs where gardeners grow food for vulnerable families, learn new skills and socialise.

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Learn how our annual home garden competitions and Garden of the Month award helps promote the benefits of gardening.

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Help us deliver more garden kits, plants and seeds so that displaced people can grow food and flowers.

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Explore our garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 where we brought our refugee work to a new audience.

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Delve into the lives and home gardens of displaced people with these videos and interactive media.

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Read about our work with refugee communities in the USA, Uganda and Jordan.

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We’ve made it easier to spread the joy of gardening this Christmas.   When you make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust on behalf of someone special, you can send them our new downloadable design, accompanied by your own personalised message.   How it works STEP 1: First, make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust via JustGiving … Continued

Our cooking competitions returned this year with 450 talented cooks whipping up mouth-watering meals in their home kitchens across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  The competitions showcased all the delicious produce being grown in home and community gardens and the many nutritious dishes that can be made when combined with ingredients sourced locally. Despite limited … Continued

To celebrate the completion of the extension to the Azadi Community Garden in Domiz 1 camp, and to officially open the space, we organised a small opening ceremony and party.   All our new gardeners, who have been given a new raised bed in the extended area, were invited to join our celebration, along with our … Continued