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
Thank you to all the delegates, showcase presenters, workshops leaders, volunteers and staff at The Bield and Southton Smallholding for contributing to this years conference and making it such a success.
People grow better in gardens

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

This conference has been made possible thanks to support from The Woodward Charitable Trust and The Scottish Government,

For therapeutic gardening jobs in Scotland see Job/Volunteer Vacancies 

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Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Programme 2015

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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