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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 300 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.


Autumn knowledge, skills and good practice sharing events

Good practice sharing & Trellis AGM*
​16th September 2016

10:00 am - 16:00pm
Grove Nursery, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB15 3BJ
Gardening with adults and young people with a variety of support needs? Supporting those in mental health recovery? Gardening in hospital settings? Join us and share insights, skills and good practice through discussion, networking and garden tour of the Grove Nurseries and  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary's, Robertson Family Roof Garden. For more information please click here  ​Book by 5th September, using our Booking Form  Free to attend.
Lunch and Refreshments £10
*The Trellis AGM is to be held at 12:30 (duration approx. 30 mins)
Paying members of Trellis have voting rights at the AGM.
If you are interested in the work of the Trellis board, please come along and meet us

Health & Safety in the Garden Training
5th October 2016
10am-3:30pm (Registration and coffee from 9.45am)
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Wood Street, Grangemouth FK3 8LH
Gardening with groups? Want to know how to tackle risk assessment? Understand how to use and store garden tools? Cost (includes lunch and refreshments) from £40. Further Information.
Book by 26th September 2016 using our Booking Form 

 Trellis CPD training courses are endorsed by the  IOH logo

10K for 10 Years Fundraising Challenge

Join Trellis in celebrating our 10th birthday by taking part in our 10K for 10 Years Fundraising Challenge this October. Walk, run, swim, cycle, skip, hop - whatever takes your fancy - and raise funds to help Trellis continue its invaluable work. The Trellis team will be doing our 10K on 10th October 2016 to mark World Mental Health Day but you can do it anytime in October. 

Take part by following our 10K for 10 Years guide or support us by sponsoring Team Trellis.

Find out more by emailing anna@trellisscotland.org.uk.

The Scottish Government is seeking  your views on the new Mental Health Strategy

Trellis Scotland Start-up Guide Picture

NEW Trellis guide How to Set Up a Therapeutic Gardening Project

Practical advice, signposting and support from the Trellis network in one illustrated volume. Click here to view/download. (Please right click on link and select 'Open in new tab').  Save to your device in order to access 'Further support & information' live links.
Funded by Awards for All Scotland  


See the full range of support and services we delivered in 2015-16 in the Trellis Report

 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

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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