My interest in therapeutic horticulture began when I first started gardening, and my own sense of wellbeing was transformed. This prompted a career change into horticulture some years ago and a particular interest in the benefits of therapeutic gardening and green spaces ever since.
I am delighted to join the fieldworkers at Trellis where I have been spending time recently getting to know the thoughtful work Trellis is doing with the Scottish Prison Service. Other interests of mine are the effects of gardening on grief, and I am currently reading War Gardens by Lalage Snow.
I’m also a gardener and volunteer coordinator at Scone Palace, caring for over 100 acres of historically important gardens and grounds.
As volunteer coordinator, I work alongside our team of volunteer gardeners who make a fantastic contribution to the grounds. I really enjoy finding out what motivates our volunteers to take part and helping them to get the most out of their time.