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
Prince and Princess of Wales visit upcoming site
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
Let’s grow a new therapy allotments together!
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!
Testimonial from a Life at No.27 Allotment Holder
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
AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NEW THERAPY GARDEN
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
RESOURCE PACK – YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE
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
Life Update – August 2022
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
Growing for Wellbeing Podcast – Trailer
I'm beyond excited to finally (I've been thinking about it for years!!) launch the Growing for Wellbeing Podcast! Designed for gardeners, those seeking mental health support, students of horticultural therapy, trained therapists and medical practitioners. Welcome and I hope you enjoy the trailer, which will tell you more about what's to come! Episode 1 coming … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing Podcast – Trailer
Activity Day and Plant Sale
It's our first birthday at the new therapy allotments and garden in Towcester, so to celebrate we are holding an ACTIVITY DAY AND PLANT SALE on Saturday 2nd July at 10am - 2pm.There will be loads of free nature and gardening themed activities to take part in for all ages, a plant and product sale, raffle and … Continue reading Activity Day and Plant Sale
Haxnicks 2022 Partnership
I'm delighted to announce that Haxnicks have chosen to support Life at No.27 this year! From today, Haxnicks will make a 10% donation to Life at No.27 for any purchases made using our exclusive code; saveat27. As you can see we use their protective tunnels and growing bags a lot within all our schools and … Continue reading Haxnicks 2022 Partnership
Growing Together – Oxfordshire 12 week programme
I'm delighted to be teaming up with Barton Art in Nature and the Barton GP Surgery, Oxfordshire, to launch 'Growing Together' a new 12 week wellbeing gardening programme at the newly built Barton Wellbeing Garden.Connecting men in the community who are struggling with their mental health and coming together to chat and grow 💚 Places … Continue reading Growing Together – Oxfordshire 12 week programme
Wellbeing Garden Design Workshop
Would you like to learn how to design or improve your garden with the aim that your outside space helps enhance your wellbeing as much as possible? I'm super excited to launch our new upcoming Wellbeing Garden Design workshop! The 1.5hr session will cover: - Exploring what you need in your garden, both physically and … Continue reading Wellbeing Garden Design Workshop
I’M GOING TO BE ON TELE!
Eeeekkk...ok and breathe.... Wednesday 9pm - Channel 5 I'm beyond excited and a little terrified to share that I will be on This Week on the Farm tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm on Channel 5!!! Talking to the super lovely Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson at Cannon Hall Farm, all about allotments and their amazing physical and mental … Continue reading I’M GOING TO BE ON TELE!
Blenheim Palace Autumn Festival
This coming weekend (Friday 24th to Sunday 26th) and next weekend (Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd Oct) I have been invited to be a part of Blenheim Palace's brand new autumn festival!New for this year, to celebrate Harvest there are so many things going on! With a food market, dragon maze trail, live music, family games, … Continue reading Blenheim Palace Autumn Festival
It's time to introduce another member of the Life at No.27 volunteer team; please give a warm welcome to Louise! Louise joined the team in November 2019, as a gardener and support volunteer at our Towcester site. She is super friendly, chatty and fantastic! Louise has been the queen of logistics recently as well, helping … Continue reading Meet Louise