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.

Unique job opportunity - Trellis Fundraising & Development Officer.
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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

Wednesday 22 October 2014
Find Trellis at the tcv FEVA Greenability Conference, making 'traditional autumn syrups' with foraged/grown produce
 at Donaldson’s School, Preston Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 6HZ
Bringing people together from disability and environmental organisations in order to increase access to nature and enjoyment of the outdoors for people with a disability. An outdoor-based networking event, the Greenability Conference will bring together disability sector agencies and environmental sector organisations to learn about and share good practice around the impact outdoor spaces can have on people with disabilities in terms of health and well-being. 
tcv FEVA are also looking for partner organisations who would like to be involved in this event -  For more information or to register your interest Julia Duncan: j.duncan@tcv.org.uk 
To register interest in attending please contact: Tricia Burden: t.burden@tcv.org.uk

31st October 2014
Inverness Community Garden Networking Day
(FCFCG in association with Trellis)
9.45am-4pm, Town House, High Street, Inverness
The day will bring together people interested in community growing, and look at best ways that the Highlands Council can support community growing in the region.  There will be a case study from Transition Town Forres, and two site visits to The Garden Project at Inverness Botanic Gardens and The REAL Project at Inverness High School.  Book your place here
12th November 2014
Trellis therapeutic & community garden networking event in association with FCFCG
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/visit/jupiter/
Come along  and meet others interested in therapeutic and community gardening, share ideas , skills and good practice. Also, tour of the Jupiter wildlife garden, find out how to attract amphibians to your garden with Froglife and a funding surgery with Falkirk Environment Trust and Keep Scotland Beautiful. 
Further information. Book here to ensure your place. 

Friday 14 November 2014
Trellis Networking Meeting & Trellis AGM

Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow, G42 0LA
Share ideas, skills and good practice with fellow gardeners and practitioners. For more information click here for Word doc or click here for PDF. Please book a place using our Booking Form Word doc or Booking Form PDF.

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 more knowledge, skills and good practice sharing events  for the October 2014 - March 2015 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 conference 2014
A big thanks to all who attended theTrellis Conference on 18th March 2014 flower
and we, the Trellis team, give a special thanks to the showcase and workshop presentors for making it such a great day. I loved the photos in the exhibition and thank you all for submitting them and for voting on your favourite one.

Chrysalis Growing Up Dundee Southton Smallholding
These 3 photos were voted people's choice at the Trellis Conference.
Congratulations go to  Chrysalis, Growing Up Project Dundee and Southton Smallholding.


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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