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 240 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 Conference 2015
Jim McColl and Fiona Thackeray in front of the photo exhibition

Making New Year's resolutions?
Treat yourself to a fun day out and book a place for the National Trellis Gardening Conference on 12 March 2015.
A day full of training workshops, fellow gardeners presenting their projects, photos and crafts exhibition and a garden tour.
photo: Jim McColl and Fiona Thackeray in front of the Trellis Conference photo exhibition 2014.

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

Networking, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice

Warm up a chilly January -  encourage Dragons in your Garden!
Join Trellis at Froglife’s Scottish Dragon Finder Project wildlife gardening workshop
at The Boilerhouse, The Hidden Gardens, Tramway 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE
13th January 2015
2- 4 pm

With a focus on amphibians, reptiles and ponds we’ll talk you through the basics of gardening
for wildlife during this interactive workshop that will leave you excited to get digging and planting.
Aimed at outdoor activities organisers, garden project leaders, community development workers and others who work in the outdoor activity sector. 
Refreshments provided.
FREE event.
Booking Essential- please use the Booking Form.

Friday 14 November 2014
Trellis Networking Meeting & Trellis AGM

Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow, G42 0LA Share ideas, skills and good practice with fellow gardeners and practitioners.

 data-cke-saved-src= For more information click here for Word doc or click here for PDF. Please book a place using our Booking Form Word doc or Booking Form PDF.

  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 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

Trellis Conference 2015
Jim McColl and Fiona Thackeray in front of the photo exhibition

Fiona has pursued her interest in the natural environment through conservation work with sea-turtles in Greece and rainforest ecosystems in Brazil. She has worked in therapeutic gardening for 14 years, with learning-disabled people in Bristol and visually impaired students in Brazil (with whom she built Brazil’s 4th sensory garden) before returning to Perthshire to support Scottish therapeutic gardening projects.

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