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

DandelionSeed Saving Session
The Shore Garden Project
3 Grovesnor House, Shore Road Perth PH2 8BD 

8th September 2015  
10:30am - 12 noon (Registration & Coffee from 10 am)
FREE to attend.
Limited places. Please phone Trellis on 01738 624348 to book your place.
A practical session on how to harvest, save seed and grow plants ideally suited to the Scottish climate.Seed Swap. For further information click here.
Booking Essential. Phone Trellis on 01738 624348 to book your place.

Knowledge skills and good practice sharing event : Aberdeenshire & Trellis AGM 
Are you interested in therapeutic gardening?
Do you work with young people and adults with additional support needs?

Join us at Pitcaple Environmental Project, Whiteford, Aberdeenshire AB51 5DY 
18th September 2015
10.30 am – 3.00pm Meet others interested in therapeutic gardening and share insights, skills and good practice through discussion, garden tour, networking and a presentation on the new CALEY Grow and Learn Awards (Recognising individual progress and achievement in horticulture).  This event is suitable for anyone wishing to /already supporting people to garden in community, education and health settings.
The Trellis AGM is to be held at 1pm (duration approx. 30 mins) 
Click here for further information . Please use our Booking Form to reserve your place.

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.
Please use the Booking Form to secure your place.


  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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