Therapeutic Gardening

About Therapeutic Gardening

Are you interested in horticulture or would you like to learn more?

We are a small group providing therapeutic gardening sessions for people with experience of mental health issues.

Pathways Covered

Mental and physical health

Overview

Working towards the five pathways of wellbeing and under the guidance of a trained horticulturalist and therapeutic gardener, the group is peer-led and aimed at using horticultural activities to aid participants' recovery and rehabilitation. Sessions will initially be held every Tuesday in Kingswood Park.

The project is for South Gloucestershire residents at the time of writing.

What we do

The therapeutic sessions are held in a relaxed, social and supportive manner allowing participants to meet new people in the local community who are experiencing similar issues.

With light to moderate activities we cater for all levels of horticulture experience, offering a chance for participants to develop and learn new skills.

Sessions are led by a trained horticulturist and therapeutic gardener but under a peer led ethos aimed at using horticultural activities to aid participants’ recovery and rehabilitation.

Sessions will initially be held once a week in Kingswood Park.

Where we do it

The sessions are run currently from Kingswood Park in Kingswood. In the future we will look to offer additional project spaces around the South Gloucestershire area. 

How to access

The project is for South Gloucestershire residents at the time of writing as it was funded by South Gloucestershire Department for Children, Adults and Health “Everybody’s Business”.

Referrals:

  • You can self refer to join the group
  • Be referred via any mental health services, not just from NHS services, but also any mental health support organisations are preferred as the group fits into support programmes.

For more information please contact Project Co-ordinator Aaron Bush on mobile: 07592309907 or office: 0117 9604186 or e-mail: aaron.bush@chasekingsforestcp.org.uk

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