Trellis Training

Knowledge, skills and good practice sharing
Trellis Programme 2017
 For CPD in therapeutic gardening


Networking Event
FCFCG in association with Trellis
10th October 2017
10.00 - 3.30pm
St Giles Church, St Giles Church Hall, High Street, Elgin IV30 1BW 

FREE Event    Lunch available £5 (book now pay on day) or bring a packed lunch

Join FCFCG and Trellis to network, learn and share best practice with others involved in community and therapeutic growing across Grampian and Highland.  A morning of discussion, networking with other projects and an introduction to the work of Grow Elgin.  Networking lunch- bring information about your project to share in a lunchtime marketplace. An afternoon of workshops and sharing good practice.
Workshops (to be confirmed):
    Walking tour and seed saving at Cooper Park.
    Risk Assessment made easy with Trellis
    An Introduction to The Growing Award
    Good practice volunteer management in your setting
Refreshments and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided 
Please book your lunch by emailing stating any dietary requirements and pay £5 on the day.
You are welcome to bring sandwiches too!
Dress in suitable warm clothing and outdoor shoes.
If travel costs are a barrier to attendance please let us know.
Book by 5th October, last minute booking - let us know you are coming  phone 07527 035505

Networking Event in association with FCFCG & Trellis AGM
The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Fife KY3 9YG  

FREE Event    Lunch available £5 (book now pay on day) or bring a packed lunch

Are you interested in therapeutic gardening?
Gardening in community garden settings?
Do you work with children, young people or adults with a variety of support needs?
Join Trellis and the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens at the Ecology Centre, meet others interested in therapeutic  and community gardening to share insights, skills and good practice:
  • Garden tour of the Ecology Centre Garden - see the Vegetable Snake!
  • Stalls/Presentations - Keep Scotland Beautiful; RCHS Grow & Learn Awards; Tesco Bags of Help
  • Your therapeutic and community garden questions answered (group discussion and networking)
This event is suitable for anyone wishing to /already supporting people to garden in community, education and health settings.

Further Information 

*The Trellis AGM is to be held at 15:30 (duration approx. 30 mins). Paying members of Trellis have voting rights at the AGM. If you are interested in the work of the Trellis board, please come along and meet us.


Engaging Children & Young People in Gardening
21st September 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00
Girvan Community Garden, 25 Knockcushan Street, Girvan, Ayrshire KA26 9AG  

Do you work with children and young people?
Looking for ways to engage them in gardening?

Join Trellis at the vibrant Girvan Community Garden for a day of sharing good practice in gardening with children & young people:   
•    Practical Workshops: Bushcraft Skills - including Fire making & cooking;
Gardening activities - engaging children & young people
•    Garden Tour
Meet others interested in gardening to share insights, skills and good practice through discussion, workshops, networking and a garden tour. This event is suitable for anyone wishing to /already supporting children and young people to garden in community, education and health settings.

Cost £10 Lunch & refreshments included
Book by 18th September 2017
To book phone Joan 07752 008600 or email
Further Information


Autism Awareness & Gardening
26th September 2017 9:30 - 13:00
Redhall Walled Garden 97 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ

Do you garden with groups or individuals?
Want to understand more about autism/Asperger Syndrome?
Explore how to adapt gardening activity to support this group?
Join us and IntoWork at Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh for this session exploring how to better support people with autism to garden.
Cost: Trellis paying members £20, Network £25, Others £35 
Further Information

Health & Safety in the Garden Training
3rd October 2017
10:00 - 15:30
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Gardening with groups?
Want to know how to tackle risk assessment?
Understand how to use and store garden tools?
How to Risk Assess your garden activities?
Then this is the course for you. Clear information on health & safety considerations, your legal position, discussion and practical activities. CPD Certificate issued.
Cost: Trellis paying members £40, Network £50, Others £70 incl lunch and refreshments 

Further Information


What people say about our knowledge, skills and good practice sharing events:

Enjoyed another inspiring training day, full of lots of ideas to go away with and explore!"

 "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 "

Keep your therapeutic gardening Continual Professional Development up to date with our range of training workshops.
Trellis CPD training courses are endorsed by the  IOH logo
If you would like to suggest a topic or a venue for these sessions please contact us on 01738 624348 or email

Looking for training in all aspects of therapeutic gardening?
Trellis runs a programme of training events open to all
on the many aspects of therapeutic and communty gardening. These training events can be valuable in broadening and updating your Continual Professional Development (CPD). 
Topics include:

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Gardening
  • Adaptive Gardening Techniques
  • Year Round Planning for Gardening Activities
  • Basic Gardening Skills
  • Advanced Gardening Skills
  • Gardening for the Elderly
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment for Gardening Projects
  • Income Generation
  • Social Enterprisefor community and theraeputic gardening project
These are advertised here and on our homepage as well as in our ebullitins and social media.

Did you know that we also offer on-site courses specially designed for your group?
Is it difficult for your team to get off site to attend training?
Would you be be interested in a course tailored to the needs of your team?
Would you like to develop your professional skill in therapeutic gardening?
Trellis is the national networking organisation for therapeutic horticulture in Scotland . Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in therapeutic horticulture. Experienced trainers can deliver tailored courses specifically designed for your requirements.
If you would like to discuss your individual/groups training requirements and tailored courses please call us on 01738 624348.


RCHS Grow and Learn
Recognition of Achievement in Horticulture Award 

This is a learner centred programme suitable for those with complex  learning needs. The award scheme is tailored to individual learning needs based on personal learning plans and assessed though a portfolio recognising acievements and progress in core horticultural skill such as cultivation, seed sowing, composting, propagation and plant care.
For more information see the RCHS Grow and Learn web pages
For further information contactRCHS Grow and Learn
Click here for the Grow and Learn leaflet.


Funding sources for training

ILA Scotland ILA 200 is a Scottish Government scheme to provide funding for courses such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and IT skills. Employees and employers can find out more about ILA funding by visiting the ILA Scotland website or calling 0808 100 1090 to discuss directly with an ILA Scotland adviser.

The Scottish Social Services Council have a list of training funders available at

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