Child-led play, such as what we offer in our After School Club, encourages creativity, imagination and importantly enables our attendees opportunities to identify their own needs and express themselves freely. After a day at school, having the opportunity to release any energies, breathe, and regain autonomy is so important for our children and young adults. … Continue reading Encouraging autonomy through child-led play
Do you live near RHS Garden Bridgewater? If so, would you like to come make your own soothing skin balm and learn about the beneficial properties of my favourite herbs and flowers? Ones that you can find in your garden or local area During my workshops this Saturday, 9th September, we will explore the plants … Continue reading Natural Beauty and Wellbeing Workshop – RHS Bridgewater
Could you spare a couple of minutes to nominate us to win £1000 towards our mental health work from the Benefact Group? Just click the button below and scroll down to the form at the bottom, where it is prepared with our details. Nominate Us If you can share this with friends and family, before the … Continue reading Can you help us win £1000?
Come relax, learn, grow and gain the CQFW Level 1 Certificate in Applied Gardening Skills. Over the course of 6 weeks (one day a week), we will cover year-round vegetable growing, ornamental planting with flowers and shrubs, and managing pests and diseases. We're excited to share that Annabelle will be teaming up with The Big … Continue reading Agored Cymru: Level 1 Applied Gardening Skills certificate with Life at No.27
We were recently honoured to be featured by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), in their Mental Health Blog. Annabelle, our Founder was interviewed by PAVO, where she shared part of the history behind Life at No.27 and the work we now offer in the county of Powys, Wales. You can read the full interview … Continue reading Powys Mental Health Blog
I am honoured to share that next week I have been invited to advise the House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee on the current landscape surrounding horticulture and mental health. Advising alongside me will be a Professor of Change in Agriculture from Cranfield University and the Head of Natural Environment at the National Academy of … Continue reading Annabelle to advise the House of Lords
Would you like to learn or have a reminder on what you could be doing in your garden or allotment each month? Would you like a couple of hours of practical learning, chatting and relaxing in beautiful scenery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop could be for you! Each … Continue reading Gardening Through The Year Workshops
It's that time of year when we are feeling the exciting urge to head to the local garden centre and purchase some new plants and masses of seeds. Or is it just me?! Spring flowers are making us smile, nature is looking increasingly vibrant and the sun is beginning to make fragrant blossoms really smell … Continue reading Sensory Garden Design – my approach
Booking for our Easter activity morning this half term is now OPEN!! Join us on Monday 3rd April for a morning of fun garden based activities including growing sunflowers, making nature collages, going on a bug hunt and a EASTER EGG HUNT!! There will be tasty egg shaped surprises too and as always lots of … Continue reading Easter Activity Fun – 3rd April in Towcester
Can't actually believe I'm writing this... on Tuesday this week, 28th February, the Prince and Princess of Wales came to visit our upcoming therapy allotment site and launch the collaboration between their charity; the Royal Foundation and Life at No.27. The Royal Highnesses and their charity have chosen to partner with us and help us to … Continue reading Prince and Princess of Wales visit upcoming site
As massive supporters of us already, I wanted to share with you our latest project! Following our recent successful Crowdfunder campaign, we have received fantastic support from Crowdfunder themselves, British Airways and another currently secret partner, who have backed us to launch our next and biggest campaign to date. For every donation received to our new … Continue reading Let’s grow a new therapy allotments together!
I feel incredibly honoured and grateful to share this testimonial with you, written by a recent Life at No.27 allotment holder.... "In March 2022, I saw an advert on Facebook about Life at No.27 and to reach out if you felt you needed help with your mental health. I’d previously started DBT therapy but because … Continue reading Testimonial from a Life at No.27 Allotment Holder
BIG NEWS! We applied for the Aviva Community Fund and have been accepted! Which means we now have a Crowdfunding Page! CROWDFUNDING PAGE - DONATE The aim is to raise enough funds to launch a new therapy garden and programmes in South Wales. We are raising money to set up a new therapy garden, where we … Continue reading AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NEW THERAPY GARDEN
The new dates are set for Growing for Wellbeing Week 2023 (5th - 11th June) and we will be releasing a new resource pack this year, which I'm so excited about! It will be full of new gardening activities, mindfulness exercises, wellbeing tips and of course the national curriculum links Over the years the demand … Continue reading RESOURCE PACK – YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE
Hiya! This is more of a life update, than a plant or garden update, hence the title. But hopefully it will explain why itself. My lifeLife is pretty crazy right now, firstly I get married in less than two weeks!! Just last month I successfully finished and passed my Level 3 Counselling course which I … Continue reading Life Update – August 2022