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21 June, 2024 - 10:00 to 14:00

Save the Date !
Autism awareness and gardening good practice sharing event 

If you'd like to

  • understand more about autism
  • support autistic young people and those...
18 May, 2024 - 07:15 to 07:30

Trellis CEO, Fiona Thackeray, joined Mark and Helen on BBC Radio Scotland - Out of Doors to discuss and celebrate World Therapeutic Horticultural Day. Click here to have a listen:...

17 May, 2024 - 11:30 to 17 May, 2025 - 11:30

Fiona was recently interviewed by Pro Landscaper magazine, and discussed. World Therapeutic Horticulture Day and the benefits of therapeutic horticulture. ...

9 May, 2024 - 09:00

Friend and supporter of Trellis Suzanne is writing her final dissertation project on Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and mental health, and in particular will be looking at the experiences,...

6 May, 2024 - 14:00 to 17:00

Thanks to the European project Hortus Medicus (, at the Faculty of Agriculture in Milan we will talk about...

9 April, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00

Trellis Project Advisor, Joan Wilson, hosted a Seed Sowing workshop at Ayrshire Cancer Support in Kilmarnock.

The Centre is so welcoming with large window doors opening out to the courtyard...

8 April, 2024 - 10:15

Greg Van Nuil, an Officer Instructor at HMP Dumfries has won a prestigious Butler Trust commendation for designing, and bringing to life, the prison’s ‘Wellbeing Garden’. Working with Trellis...

8 April, 2024 - 09:00 to 12:30

Trellis CEO, Fiona Thackeray, presented at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Fiona spoke to students about everything Trellis.

Trellis Project Advisor, Joan Wilson,...

28 March, 2024 - 11:00
Distinguished horticultural author, columnist, and expert witness Alan Sargent FCIHort will deliver The Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s James Bruce Memorial Lecture. Alan’s lecture,... more
17 March, 2024 - 13:30
Gardening for Wellbeing & Wildlife Trellis and CFINE hosted a brilliant networking seminar this weekend as part of Climate Week North East. This year the focus was on wildlife gardening – why... more
15 March, 2024 - 09:30
Trellis fieldworker Fiona gave a talk on Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to HNC horticulture, horticulture and plantsmanship, and garden design students at the SRUC campus in Edinburgh last... more
15 March, 2024 - 09:30
Emma presented to the members of Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership, providing information about the benefits of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture, and the training and support Trellis... more
12 March, 2024 - 09:30
Emma and Fiona attended visits to therapeutic gardens across Edinburgh and Midlothian with members of the Environmental Horticulture Cross Party Group. In the evening Emma presented the case for the... more
11 March, 2024 - 09:45
Joan visited Alzheimer’s Scotland last week running a seed sowing workshop for staff, volunteers and centre users. The group sowed seeds - quick crops - peashoots, radish and speedy salad leaves... more
22 February, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:00

Trellis Fieldworker, MT O'Donnell, was a guest on Mike the Gardners Podcast. She spoke about all things Trellis and garden for wellbeing along with gardening in the Scottish climate.

5 December, 2023 - 14:00 to 17:00

Trellis took part in the ‘Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood ‘ annual seminar for community growing groups, see...

5 December, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00

Trellis are hosting 2 wreath making workshops scheduled with around10 staff, volunteers and service users booked in to each one.  Following covid, the centre has not returned to its original high...

29 November, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00

Trellis hosted 2 sessions supporting staff to facilitate a Christmas decoration making workshop using fresh foliage engaging their prisoners in a bit of fresh air, being creative maintaining fine...

24 November, 2023 - 09:00 to 25 November, 2023 - 16:00
22 November, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00

Gathered around a lovely big table, Joan Trellis Project Advisor, demo’d making a fresh foliage Christmas table decoration using evergreen foliage readily available in gardens, or growing in...

31 October, 2023 - 18:30

Trellis and Thrive have committed to working together to create the Professional Body for Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH).

To ensure that our work is informed and shaped by you...

22 October, 2023 - 10:00

Fiona Thackeray, Trellis CEO and Emma Martindale, Trellis Training and Standards Officer presented at the AHTA Conference on the development of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK during...

16 October, 2023 - 09:00

Fiona really enjoyed presenting a lecture to UHI students about the work of therapeutic horticulture groups and Trellis in Scotland. The students were very enthusiastic about this subject with...

9 October, 2023 - 09:30

Trellis will present at the Propagating Green Therapies in the UK conference at Tuppeny Barn on Monday 9th October. 

A national conference to be held at Tuppenny Barn getting everyone under...

5 October, 2023 - 18:00

The 2023 Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded to Stan Green, Director of Growforth Ltd, Chairman of Horticultural Trades Association (HTA)...

14 September, 2023 - 13:00 to 16:00

Trellis is participating with other European speakers and sharing our experience with colleagues in Skane, Sweden to help them include gardens and gardening in prison settings. We presented to The...

12 September, 2023 - 11:00 to 16:00

We attended the Flowers Grown in Scotland Open Day at Bowhouse, Fife. The day involved networking, a tour of Keeping the Plot and workshops discussing the industry of Flower Growing. 


22 August, 2023 - 18:00

Trellis and Thrive have committed to working together to create the Professional Body for Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH).

To ensure that our work is informed and shaped by you...

16 August, 2023 - 09:00

Listen to the Scotland Grows Podcast with Stan Green, Managing Director of ...

10 August, 2023 - 00:00

One of those days? When I can feel myself being pushed and pulled in every direction, when I feel the stress mounting, as we all do from a plethora of sources, I take some time...

3 August, 2023 - 09:00

Listen to Trellis CEO, Fiona Thackeray, talk about plastic-free gardening on Scotland Grows Show. You can find it on every good podcast channel; just search for 'Scotland Grows Show'.


28 July, 2023 - 09:00

Trellis spoke to the Garden Masterclass about all things Therapeutic Horticulture. 

Thank you to Annie Guilfoyle & Noel Kingsbury for hosting us. 

Horticultural Therapy (or more...

6 July, 2023 - 09:30

HMP Dumfries hosted the official opening of their Wellbeing Garden on the 6th July in Partnership with Trellis. Congratulations to everyone at HMP Dumfries.


13 June, 2023 - 10:00
A wonderful sensory experience for the...
2 June, 2023 - 10:00 to 3 June, 2023 - 16:00

The Trellis Team had a great time running the Plant Creche and Information stand at the 2023 Scone Palace Garden Fair.

29 May, 2023 - 14:00

Trellis CEO, Fiona Thackeray, is presenting at the Department of Horticulture and the Khortytska National Academy in Zaporozhye, Ukraine at 2pm UK time on the 29th May 2023..

24 May, 2023 - 15:00

In the last 12 months, we have made a real difference to the lives of thousands of people, enabling them to garden with the help of practitioners trained and supported by Trellis.

18 May, 2023 - 00:00


We took part in the global celebration of ‘World Therapeutic Horticulture Day’ on the 18th of May. The day is dedicated to highlighting the numerous therapeutic benefits of horticulture...

14 May, 2023 - 09:00

Fiona Thackeray, CEO at Trellis, took part in the 17th International Garden Therapy event in Grunberg. Fiona was involved in the International Forum to exchange ideas and experiences.

1 May, 2023 - 10:00

Fiona Thackeray, Trellis CEO attended the Plant Market Biodiversity event, it was great to see you all! 

28 April, 2023 - 14:00
Trellis CEO, Fiona Thackeray presented at the Prospects for the Development of Horticultural Therapy in Ukraine event as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bogdan Khmelnystky... more
21 April, 2023 - 10:00

We attended the Limekilns Primary School Community Garden launch. It was great to see everyone enjoying the garden and hearing about the sunflower and potato growing competitions. Congratulations...

20 April, 2023 - 10:00

Staff and students from UHI Argyll & UHI Moray recently received a guest lecture from Fiona Thackeray, Head of Operations and Development at Trellis.