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 

Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Health & Safety in the Garden Training 
28th April 2014
10am-4pm (Registration and coffee from 9.30am)
Redhall Walled Garden, 97 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ

Gain understanding of health and safety issues, how to go about risk assessment, safe tool use and complete a garden survey in this practical session.  For further information please click here. Restricted number of places available, please Book Here.

FCFCG, Trellis and Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace Trust’s
Network Meeting
13th May 2014, 9.30am - 3.30pm
North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ
This FREE networking event is a day of two halves visiting and looking at two distinct sites and models of community growing. Please go to http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/scotland  (scroll down) to register and for further information.

FCFCG and Trellis Networking Event – Stranraer
14th May 2014
Aldouran Wetland Garden,  Leswalt, near Stranraer

This networking event is a chance to get together with other people who are active with or interested in the many aspects of community gardening. On the day there will be a chance to learn from experts about wetland habitat management and to learn about bird related activities that can be carried out with groups of adults and children. Further details will be available soon. To register interest, please visit http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/scotland  and scroll down.

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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