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
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
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
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
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!
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
Many children have struggled during the current pandemic, adapting to many changes and showing incredible resilience. So alongside running our activity days and after school clubs at our Brackley therapy garden and sending out the Growing for Wellbeing resource packs, we want to do everything we can to keep children motivated, inspired and loving the … Continue reading Children’s book competition – Start Nominating!
We are only in February but I'm sitting here with the boat windows open on to the canal and sunny blue skies - it's gorgeous! Nearly every year since I started Life at No.27 as a blog in 2015, I have written a piece specifically about potatoes. Sharing my seed potato choices, celebrating potato day … Continue reading 2021 Chit Chat – Time to get your spuds ready!
It's time to introduce another member of the Life at No.27 volunteer team; please give a warm welcome to Kayleigh! Kayleigh joined at the end of 2020 and is our digital queen, who creates our wonderful surveys, reports and monthly e-newsletters. If you haven't signed up to our emails and fancy seeing what there all … Continue reading Meet Kayleigh
Do you love watching how nature and gardens transform throughout the seasons? The colour changes? The different tones, scents, colours and textures that arrive at different times of year?Each month in 2021, I would love to spread a bit of garden joy and will share how the therapy gardens and towpath garden are changing! New … Continue reading New Monthly Photo Wall and Calendar Competition!
Thank you so much to everyone who completed our survey regarding running online Growing for Wellbeing Workshops! If you missed the blog post or survey, have a look here, there is still time to give us your thoughts. I wanted to share with you a little snapshot of the results and announce next steps. Here … Continue reading Online Workshop – Survey Results
In the last year, I have recruited an incredible team of volunteers and I would love to finally introduce you to everyone! This month, meet Chrissie – our therapy garden superstar! Chrissie is based at our Towcester therapy garden every week; transforming the garden, making everyone smile, providing support and bringing in surprise doughnuts for … Continue reading Meet Chrissie
Happy New Year everyone! We're back open after a much needed rest and are super excited for the growing season to start. Whilst we can stay open at our therapy sites, we are limiting our face to face services for January and would like to extend our support to those not nearby or would prefer … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing online workshop – interested?!
When you step outside for your daily exercise or to do your essential shopping, how many spring bulb shoots can you see popping up through the soil? Slow down your pace and allow your eyes to look around. Daffodils? Snowdrops? All getting ready to bloom and show their beautiful flowers! These bulbs will have been … Continue reading New shoots