Therapeutic Gardening – Gardening to improve the Mind
We work with people with a wide range of long term mental health issues such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, manic depression or psychosis. We offer a safe, supportive and caring environment for you or someone you know, to develop confidence and transferrable skills so that you can live a fulfilling life as a part of the community.
What do you do during a therapeutic gardening session?
- Depending on the time of year you could be planting bulbs, sowing seeds, harvesting vegetables, watering plants or building a structure within the nursery
- The amount of gardening and what you do with this is based upon your needs and how much time you have
- You’ll have someone to supervise you and help you settle into our sessions
- You can even work towards a qualification, providing you with future work opportunities
What are the benefits of therapeutic gardening?
- Improves health and wellbeing through being part of a friendly community
- Increases your physical activity, which is good for mental and physical health
- Builds mental health resilience, confidence and self-esteem
- Gardening reduces anxiety and offers a sense of achievement
- The chance to participate in a supportive team
Why garden with us?
- Our trained staff understand the issues and challenges faced by people with mental health issues
- We have extensive experience of working with people at different stages of their recovery journey