Space to Breathe

What is Gardening for Wellbeing?

Come to the Garden and enjoy a session of light gardening activities on a Wednesday morning from 10.00am until 12 noon.

The session will have a small number of participants and will be led by our team of experienced horticulturists. Activities include seasonal gardening tasks like planting, growing, harvesting, as well as crafts using resources from the Garden. Both gardening and crafts can be done as ‘table top’ activities for those less physically able. We have indoor and undercover areas so we can meet and enjoy our activities whatever the weather!

Who is it for?

Gardening for Wellbeing might suit you if you are over 18, enjoy gardening or would like to give gardening a try (no prior experience necessary!), and, for example…

● are anxious, socially isolated and/or lonely
● have lost confidence after COVID-19 lockdown
● have mild mental health problems
● would benefit from increased levels of physical activity if at risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes
● would like to learn new skills
● may not have your own outdoor space to enjoy
● have stopped gardening due to ill health or disability but would enjoy guided gardening in the company of others

Please note that our team are not counsellors so we are unable to support those in mental health crisis. Our team are not carers and cannot support those who require personal care.

How to apply:

If you think it’s for you, you can self-refer or be guided to the opportunity by your Social Prescriber.

● Apply in advance for a single session by completing the form below
● A fee of £10 is payable in advance or on the day
● The fee covers refreshments and a guided horticultural activity

Sessions take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

First session on Wednesday 19th June.

If you’d like to apply, please complete the form by following the link below:

Apply here