Aberdeen NW Seminar: Gardening for Wellbeing & Wildlife

Photo by Leonardo Jarro - brown black butterfly perched on orange flower

Location, parking and transport: Bonnymuir Green Community Garden 
We are up a lane on Bonnymuir Place - here is our location on google maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NjvJkpPTVyMhtbB88
Buses that stop nearby are 3, 9 & 23.
We have bike stands.
If you need to park on the surrounding streets, you can use the Pay By Phone app or buy a parking voucher in the café!

Gardening for Wellbeing & Wildlife
Sunday, 17 March, 2024 - 10:00
Address: 
Aberdeen
Cost: 
£5

Join Trellis and CFINE at Bonnymuir Green Community Garden for a networking seminar: garden tour, presentations and workshops for those interested in supporting people to garden and connect with nature for increased health & wellbeing. Includes soup & sanwich lunch.

Our focus this year is on wildlife gardening – why encourage wildlife into your garden and how to!
We’ll also hear from two therapeutic gardens - Aberdeen Royal Infirmary: Robertson Family Roof Garden and the Aberdeen Alcohol & Drug Action Garden, to find out how they support wellbeing.

Don't forget to bring along any Plants & Seeds you'd like to give away or swap in our Seed/Plant Swap Stall!

This event is suitable for anyone wishing to /already supporting people to garden in community, education, health and care settings.

Open from 09:45 for 10:00 start.

DRAFT PROGRAMME:

Programme

 

10:00 

Welcome Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
 A brief introduction to:

Cfine – Community Gardening & support  (5 mins) - Rebecca Dunn

Trellis – TG Support & Resources available (5 mins) - Jenny Simpson

 

10:15  

Round the room introductions (30 mins)

An opportunity to get to know who’s who!

 

10:45

Bonnymuir Green Community Garden Intro and Tour with Jen Hickling

Including ‘ Gardening for Butterflies and Moths’ with Brian Stewart, Butterfly Conservation (90 mins)

 

12:15

Networking Lunch  Soup & Sandwiches (45 mins)

Stalls: Froglife, Info Leaflets etc, Seed Swap/Plant Swap

 

13:00

Creating Hibernation Opportunities for Amphibians with Jessica Lockhart, Froglife (45 mins)

 

13:45

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary: Robertson Family Roof Garden with James Falconer (30 mins)

 

14:15

Attracting birds to your garden/using garden spaces to create wildlife habitats with David Leslie, RSPB (30 mins)

 

14:45

Growing Recovery: gardening support with Anne McAlister, Alcohol & Drugs Action (30 mins)

 

15:30

Thanks & close of event

 


Photo by Leonardo Jarro: https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-and-black-butterfly-perched-on-yellow...