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 270 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.

 



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For therapeutic gardening jobs in Scotland see Job/Volunteer Vacancies 
 

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Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Supporting Gardening Activites: Children with additional support needs
17th August 2015
10.30am - 3:45pm
St Andrews Botanic Garden, Canongate, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8RT

Do you support children with additional support needs?
Want to encourage children to take part in gardening activities?
Overcome barriers? Create enjoyable and therapeutic garden, play and learning experiences? 
 
Join us in the Glasshouse Classroom in the inspiring St Andrews Botanic Gardens in St Andrews. Meet others interested in therapeutic gardening and share insights, skills and good practice through presentations, posters, photos discussion and networking.
Suitable for anyone wishing to /already supporting children with additional needs to garden in community, education and health settings.Further Information
Free to attend. Bring your own packed lunch and picnic on the lawn.
Booking essential as places are limited. Please use our Booking Form

An invitation to join us at the
Horticultural Trades Association Parliamentary Reception

Wednesday 27th May 2015, 6-8pm
 The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to invite you to a reception at the Scottish Parliament, celebrating the positive contribution horticulture makes to health, education, well-being, the environment and community regeneration across Scotland. Speakers include the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame MSP and Dr Richard Simpson MSP, a Patron of Trellis. Trellis will also have an information stand at the event, alongside a number of other charities, organisations and friends of the HTA. To RSVP, email carolinehenderson@bellenden.co.uk or phone 0131 550 3745. 


Gardening Scotland   29th- 31st May 2015
Share the garden fun with us at the Trellis Stall at Gardening Scotland, Ingliston, this year.
Enter our Aladdin’s cave of gardening treasures for everyone to see, touch, smell and enjoy.
Come and record your garden memories for the Trellis 10th anniversary publication in 2016.
And, for a donation, enter the Quiz with Daily Prize Draw and test your skill at the Three spuds in the bucket game!
We’re in the Living Garden area, this year’s theme is 'Food for Free', and there will be free Workshops every day, see http://www.gardeningscotland.com/living-garden/ for more details. 


Aberdeen community garden and therapeutic networking day
Wednesday July 1st 2015
 10-3 pm Are you involved in community or therapeutic gardening activity and looking to network with others? This networking session will include the opportunity to meet others, hear about the recent development of community garden activity at Donside Village, AB24 2PL  https://www.facebook.com/groups/donsidevillage/  and raise topics for group discussion. A soup and bread lunch will be included.  This day is free to attend but booking is essential.
3pm- 4.30 pm This session is aimed at those looking to establish or support community gardening activity in their locality. Come along to a short presentation of the benefits of community growing, have your questions answered on what to do next and find out more about resources available to get you started.
For more information about the day or to see a specific topic for discussion included please contact lou@farmgarden.org.uk
 

  

  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 "

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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 is a member of the Alliance.
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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