sweet peasWelcome 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 Grow your cake and eat it! Competition
From apple tarts to beetroot buns, kale scones to courgette cupcakes!
Enter the Trellis Grow your cake and eat it! Competition at Gardening Scotland on 3-5th June 2016 and/or Dundee Flower & Food Festival 2-4th September 2016
Celebrity Judges
Fabulous Prizes
Cake display on the Trellis stall at both events
For recipes, inspiration and an Entry Form click here now!

Visit three beautiful East Lothian gardens this summer and support Trellis!
Traprain Garden Circle, East Lothian includes two gardens never before open to the public. Catch a glimpse of Garvald Grange, Granary House and Stevenson Steading on 25th May, 15th and 29th June 2016
Further information, directions and maps online at Scotland’s Gardens http://www.scotlandsgardens.org/gardens/garden/81769f5c-835c-4fb9-b201-a53000ef7a2e or on page 27 Scotland’s Gardens 2016 ‘yellow book’.

Birthday CakeThank you to everyone for celebrating our 10th Anniversary at the Trellis Annual Conference on the 11th March 2016. With over 100 delegates again this year, therapeutic gardening continues to be an important feature of the health landscape.

Dr Rachel Bragg, Development Coordinator, Care Farming UK delivered an animated and enlightening overview of therapeutic gardening, its place within green care and evidence of how it supports health and wellbeing. Click on the links for the presentation (Please right click>Open in new tab) and the accompanying research paper.  


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 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 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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