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 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.

Trellis Annual Conference Friday 11th March 2016
The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1PY
Cost: £55 / £45 for Trellis members (including lunch and refreshments)

Celebrate Trellis’ 10th Anniversary with us.
Even more workshops, stalls and showcasing of therapeutic gardening in Scotland and abroad!  

Workshops Gardening Masterclass with Jim McColl, MB…Therapeutic Gardening with VeteransMindfulness with Mandy Craig… Box Veg Scheme (Southton Smallholding) … Gardening for Mental Health Recovery… Engaging and retaining volunteers in a garden setting… Wildlife Gardening with Froglife … Taking cuttings & making a Mini Greenhouse-a practical session on adapting gardening for children with ASN but enjoyable for everyone!  with the RBGE   

Seed Swap Bring along your seeds to swap!
Stalls The Horti Trades Association; The Caley: Grow & Learn; FCFCG…
Therapeutic garden showcases and presentations from Rachael Bragg (Academic Researcher & Care Farms) and Liz Hanvey (Northern Ireland)

Click this link for the flyer, please book using the Booking Form
A FREE bus will run from Perth Railway Station to the venue, see booking form for more details.


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. Save to your device in order to access 'Further support & information' live links.
Funded by Awards for All Scotland  



Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Therapeutic Gardening for Mental Health in Psychiatric/ Psychological Services
Friday 26th February 2016
10:00am - 3:00pm
Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XH

Caring for those with mental health support needs?
Working in psychiatric /psychological services settings?
Interested in developing therapeutic gardening with this client group?

If the answer is yes, then this event is for you.  Share knowledge, skills and good practice in therapeutic gardening for those with mental health support needs. Hosted by the therapeutic gardening staff teams at the ‘art in the gart’, Gartnavel and the Acorn Project, Leverndale. This is a unique opportunity to share insights into the enriching and enjoyable mental health care delivered to a range of patients including those in secure settings.
For further information click here Booking Essential, please complete a Booking Form


See the full range of support and services we delivered in 2014-15 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

  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 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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