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.

  For therapeutic gardening jobs in Scotland see Job/Volunteer Vacancies 


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Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Gardening Activities: Children with additional support needs
20th October 2015
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

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 a day of sharing insights, activity workshops, lesson planning garden tour and getting the low down on how other people garden with children with additional needs.
Click here for further information. Please use the Booking Form to secure your place.

Highland Community Growing Network
Monday 26th October 2015
Town House, High St, Inverness IV1 1JJ

 A day of case studies, workshops, a site visit to Glachbeg Croft and of course networking opportunities. This day is for anyone involved in community and therapeutic growing in the Inverness area. Click here for more information and to book a free place.

Beautiful Scotland & It's Your Neighbourhood Annual Seminar 2015
28 October 2015
Albert Hall, Dumbarton Road,  Stirling FK8 2QL

Today is all about bringing Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups from across Scotland together to network, share ideas, and learn from the experts.  The day consists of presentations, lunch, time to visit the exhibition stands, and presentation of the It’s Your Neighbourhood certificates.  Look forward to meeting you at the Trellis stall .This is a closed event and will be invite only. For more information click here

Meaningful activity for people living with dementia
10th -11th November 2015
dsdc, The Dementia Centre, University of Stirling FK4

A  session on gardening as a meaningful activity delivered by Trellis as part of this two day course. For more information click here  


  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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