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 200 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 

Find out what's going on in therapeutic gardening and the Trellis Network,  sign up to the eBulletin newsletter at http://www.trellisscotland.org.uk/details

Trellis is at the Walled Garden at Logie
Thanks to everyone who helped us and donated to Trellis at the Tea/Coffee and Cakes event in this lovely Walled Garden at Logie. We had a great time.

Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

CPD and training opportunities

16 September 2014
FEVA Forum Exchange “Green health in later life”
9.30am- 1pm at the Dementia Services Development Centre, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling FK9 4LA

Trellis presents an interactive workshop ‘Adapting gardening to suit your group: A practical demonstration of adaptive gardening techniques. An opportunity to share knowledge, skills and experience through informal Q&A with Trellis staff and the rest of the group during the workshop.
The “Green health in later life” event will highlight the opportunities and benefits of outdoor activity for older people including those suffering from dementia. It is aimed at anyone wishing to develop opportunities for older people to get active in the outdoors.  To register your interest contact: g.burns@tcv.org.uk

9th October 2014
Practical Health & Safety in the Garden Training
Need to asses risk? Correct tool handling? Consider health issues?Looking for safety guidance?  The Trellis Practical Health & Safety in the Garden Training day is for you
at the Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ
For more information click here. Please book a place using our Booking Form.

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 gardening 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. A focus on encouraging wildlife into your garden at this event - tour the Jupiter  urban wildlife garden!  Booking Information available 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 "

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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