Training and Good Practice Sharing


We NOW OFFER a variety of training opportunities online, as COVID19 is restricting our ability to offer face-to-face training:

NEW Trellis Online Learning -

Keep your Continual Professional Development (CPD) up to date, extend your gardening activity repertoire:

All our training events are certificated and have CPD points awarded.

Our core face-face training courses are not yet available online - but we're working on it
Adaptive Gardening
Adaptive Garden Design
Health & Safety in the Garden
Along with Specialist Level training covers topics such as gardening with people with autism, dementia and cancer.


Trellis training courses are endorsed by the  

If you would like to suggest a topic or a venue for training please contact us on 01738 624348 or email

Online Learning - Seasonal Gardening Activities 
Share the joys of life through gardening! 

NOW Available FREE Taster Unit: An Introduction to Seasonal Gardening Activities
Gardening activities are fun, immersive and sensory,... more

21 July, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Create you own garden water feature!
No cement, water pumps or special landscaping required!
Calming, cooling beauty - water features can bring another dimension to your garden.
Join us to learn how to make these simple, effective, sensory treats.
Complete the feedback... more

4 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

First in a NEW  Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their gardening... more

18 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Want to increase your plant numbers?
Ever wondered how to take successful plant cuttings?
No knowledge of how to?
Join us for a live demonstration of how to create lots of young plants from just one!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to get the... more

1 September, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30

Topic - Funding: effective funding searches 

Online Discussion Seminars
First Wednesday, every month, 12:30 -13:30

Problem solving!

Meet and share good practice with other garden group organisers, online at lunchtime!
With... more

1 September, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Second in the NEW Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their... more

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


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

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.