Welcome to Trellis

We're the place to come to for know-how about therapeutic gardening, the art of using gardening to help people take care of their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

We support a network of over 240 therapeutic gardening projects in Scotland so they can share skills, good practice and get connected.

Trellis runs training workshops and an information service, and we can visit you to give help and advice. We support research and development in therapeutic gardening. And we make sure that the voice of our network is heard by policy makers.

We bring people together. Come and join us, we're here to help you.


Do you use Trellis services and resources?
Please give us your feedback in the Trellis Network Survey 2015: What difference does Trellis make?

Trellis Conference 2015
good news – you can still book a place for the conference.
Closing date is extended to the 5th of March.
People grow better in gardens

Treat yourself to a fun day out and book a place at the National Trellis Therapeutic Gardening Conference on 12 March 2015.

A day full of training workshops, fellow gardeners presenting their projects, photos and crafts exhibition and a garden tour.

Click here for more information about this one day event and to see the first photo for the Trellis photo exhibition.
Keep those photos coming.

photo: People grow better in gardens.

For therapeutic gardening jobs in Scotland see Job/Volunteer Vacancies 

Find out what's going on in therapeutic gardening and the Trellis Network,  sign up to the eBulletin newsletter complete our contact form

Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Programme 2015

Join Trellis/ FCFCG  at The Maxwell Centre, Dundee DD3 7EW
Network meeting
on Saturday 14th February 2015
10am - 2.00pm Registration and refreshments from 9.45am
Love supporting people to garden?
Interested in sharing knowledge, skills and good practice?
Want to encourage wildlife in your garden?

The Maxwell centre runs a  community and therapeutic garden successful in engaging over 800 young people from local primary schools as well as a 4 days/ week Summer Gardening Club. Tour the very productive garden; see the outdoor classroom, space for play, child-sized tools, disabled access etc.
Also featuring a Biodiversity in Community Gardens - How to encourage wildlife in your garden workshop.
All Welcome. Free to attend. Tea/Coffee provided Soup & Sandwiches available for a donation (suggest £3)  Click here for further information. Booking Essential- please use the Booking Form.

Cropping all year round Workshop
16th February 2015
Stratheden Hospital, Springfield, Cupar, Fife KY15 5RR  

With Teresa Widd, based in Fife, experienced in working with a wide variety of groups in different therapeutic and community garden settings, as well as delivering horticultural training.
Stratheden’s Occupational Therapy  Horticultural Therapy Department are kindly hosting this workshop and sharing their garden facilities with us.
All are welcome at this informal, practical session to plan fruit and veg for year round crops with successive sowing tips and avoiding gluts of produce
Click here for further information and complete a Booking Form

If you'd like to attend two Trellis Workshops
on 12 March 2015
then Book here for the
National Therapeutic Gardening Conference. Choose on the day from :
Prevention is better than cure Master Class: minimise pests and diseases
with Jim McColl, MBE
Wildlife Workshop, Dragons in your garden: encouraging amphibians and reptiles
with Froglife    
RCHS Grow & Learn awards level 2 and 3 Workshop
with Jean Gavin, Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society
Mindfullness in the Garden Workshop
with Karen McMillan and Dr Margaret Kerr 

Tool use, management and maintenance workshop in association with Barnardo's Scotland
24th April 2015
At Barnardos Growing Up Project  14 Dudhope Street, Dundee DD1 1JU  
with John Davidson  
How to select the top tools for your garden: Quality? Size ? How to how to use them effectively and safely?  Keep them in good repair? Try out tools, ask questions. 
A date for the diary . Booking soon 


  What people say about our sharing knowledge skills and good practice events:
 "an absolutely brilliant day - I gained an enormous amount from it and really appreciate the time spent on putting this together."

"I hadn't appreciated just how much of an understanding of working with people from all walks of life could be gained by listening to such specialised and committed carers - everybody who works with anybody should be attending these events "

 Trellis CPD training courses are endorsed by the  IOH logo

We are currently developing knowledge, skills and good practice sharing events for the 2015-16 programme. If you would like to suggest a topic or a venue for these sessions please contact us on 01738 624348 or email Jenny


Trellis Manifesto

To read our manifesto click here. To let us know what you think and make any further suggestions and comments, email us.

Trellis is the national Scottish charity that supports, promotes, and develops the use of horticulture to improve health, well-being and life opportunities for all

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