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Cherry Orchard Garden Services CIC - COGS

Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 15:00.

Cherry Orchard Garden Services CIC (also known as COGS) is a non-for-profit organisation run for and by adults with learning disabilities who face many barriers being integrated into the local community. With the help of our support staff, the members of COGS are trained gardeners who provide practical work in the community by gardening for the local elderly people in the Burntwood & Lichfield area who struggle to maintain their gardens due to illness and vulnerability.

At COGS, our charity arm which is called COGS Prepares 4 Life CIO focuses on increasing self-esteem and confidence, independent living and  practical skills such as cooking healthy meals and personal hygeine, gardening skills, machine maintainance in the winter months and woodworking, where they learn to make planters, troughs and benches on commission for the local community.

We also offer travel training which helps those at COGS learn how to read public transport timetables, how to plan the route to get to the bus stop that they need to go to, when to get off the bus and walk to where they need to go. This also helps them learn time management skills. Due to this we do not offer transport to and from COGS as we encourage our users to be independent.

We operate Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3pm.

COGS only close for bank holidays and a week over the Christmas period, barring unforeseen circumstances. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tracy Blakey
Contact Position
01543 676443
Cherry Orchard Garden Services Website
Cherry Orchard Garden Services

Although we prefer to be contacted by telephone or email through our main office during opening hours it is possible to send an email to our outreach service 24/7 at

You can also contact Rebecca Flynn, our Outreach Officer on 07961 005 286 between 4pm and 9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-9pm on Saturday and Sunday with any queries about our services.

Where to go

Burntwood Memorial Community Association
COGS, Rugeley Road
WS7 9BE Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

Nestled in the Burntwood countryside, situated just off the A5190 between Lichfield and Cannock, COGS provides quality care for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems.
We believe everyone should have an active and positive role in their community. Through work based learning, our members gain new skills, find friendships, and embrace the confidence and independence needed for everyday life.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£48.87 (Without additional needs) per day
Additional needs extra depending on severity per day
Service is Free
Our basic charge starts at £48.87 a day, but should you require additional needs the additional costs are charged according to what those needs are. Give us a call for more information about charges. We also offer half days for those who are not ready for a full day.


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals are not a necessity and we always welcome anyone to come along, have a cup of tea and a chat, see how we work and see if COGS is the right place for you.

A taster day is available at no cost where you can attend and have a go at a selection of our activities to get a feel for the environment and how we work.

Other notes

Cherry Orchard Garden Services is open to everyone who will gain benefits from attending our service. We support anyone who receives Direct Payments, PIP or would like to self-fund.


DBS Checks

Have staff or volunteers been DBS (CRB) checked?
Additional Information

All our staff are DBS checked.

We occasionally have volunteers help to support the staff on busy days who are also required to produce a recent DBS check.

SCVYS member
Disability confident
Support Staffs member
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