Growing in the Park

We use gardening to build and support the mental and physical health of our communities. Our projects provide activities, skills training and friendship for people with, or at risk of, isolation and poor mental health.

More about our Gardening Services

People who garden regularly know that being outdoors, seeing the changing seasons, caring for plants, getting some exercise and working alongside other people makes them feel good. Recent research has now provided sound evidence to support that. It shows that outdoor activities, often called ‘ecotherapy’ can:

  • Improve mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Increase physical activity
  • Help to improve concentration
  • Help in managing anxiety and depression
  • Build confidence as people learn new skills
  • Build connections and friendships in local communities

Our garden projects are open to anyone over the age 18. You don’t need any gardening experience and you don’t need to be strong or physically fit – we have activities to suit everyone.

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