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Wesley Gardening

Welcome to Wesley Gardening

Welcome to Wesley Gardening


Wesley Gardening has its roots in Wesley Mission’s David Morgan Centre—a centre that was opened in 1973 with the purpose of providing people with mild intellectual disabilities a meaningful place to work.

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The centre owes its name to the late David Morgan, a former Wesley Mission Board member and business man. The Rev Alan Walker, who was Superintendent of Wesley Mission during the 1970s, expressed at a Board meeting that he would like to do something to help people with disabilities find employment. David Morgan had a block of land that he thought could be used for just this purpose, and so the work began. The David Morgan Centre was built and became a thriving workplace that has served thousands of people over its 40 years of operation. David Morgan was involved in the centre till his death in 2006.

The David Morgan Centre has developed and changed over the years and now Wesley Mission uses this facility to offer a suite of four distinct businesses: Wesley Cleaning, Wesley Packaging, Wesley Gardening and Wesley Graffiti.

Wesley Gardening has been in operation since 1995 providing professional gardening and landscaping services for commercial customers.

Wesley Supported Employment provides the staff for Wesley Gardening services, along with training and ongoing support for those involved in this business.

Fast facts

Fast Facts Wesley Employment and Training

In 2014/15, Wesley Cleaning and Wesley Gardening crews completed 10,844 jobs, Wesley Graffiti teams removed 16,000 square metres (which is more than 2 football fields) of graffiti across 895 sites, and 85 per cent of students who studied with Wesley Vocational Institute completed their course.

Find out more in the 2015 Annual Report: Strength. Spirit. Hope.

Commitment to care

Wesley Gardening provides training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, enabling them to learn life enhancing employment skills in a professional and productive work environment.

Employees are led by fully qualified supervisors and perform suitable work dependant on their abilities and training.

Our focus is on the provision of quality services to customers and programs that encourage our people’s confidence in their own abilities and preferences.

Wesley Gardening provides more than a job. We provide career progression through internal and external training, implement development plans and provide linkages to wrap around services with a person centred approach.

Wesley Mission’s values

Find out more about Wesley Mission’s values and core beliefs.

Vision and values