Trellis promotes and supports therapeutic gardening in Scotland. In their regular column with The Scottish Gardening Magazine, Fiona Thackery tells us how they harness the feel-good effects of gardening and use them to help people feel better and improve their quality of life.
Thanks to the generosity of funders and supporters, Trellis is able to provide inspirational demonstration and training sessions in care homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings that give staff, volunteers and residents the confidence and ideas to start gardening.
You can learn more about therapeutic gardening in their regular column and on their website.
Gardens restore us in so many ways, coaxing us into a better mood or getting us moving when we don’t feel like it, gently distracting us from nagging worries when a beautiful blossom opens. It’s no wonder then, that across Scotland, at 480 therapeutic gardening projects in the Trellis network, skilled practitioners harness these benefits, helping over 12,000 people feel better each week.