BRACKLEY

Welcome to our walled secret garden based in the heart of Brackley, within the The Well Retreat. If you are local, struggling with your mental health and would like a way to build your confidence and investigate your thoughts, please speak to your GP or get in touch direct to book an appointment and find out more information.

Here we offer a range of services children and adults:

Adults
Wellbeing Gardening Club

Would you like to meet others and to be able to visit our secret walled garden, any time and any day of the working week? Learning how to grow your own food, manage your thoughts and be part of fun, friendly community.

As part of the club membership, you will have:
– Access to the walled garden to either garden or relax, during these times: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
– Weekly group sessions with Annabelle, our trained horticultural therapist and wellbeing practitioner
– The opportunity to meet others and make new friends
– WhatsApp support
– Access to the Wellbeing Gardening Club – Facebook group
– Discounted rates for 1-2-1 therapy sessions

When: Wednesdays 11am – 12:30pm
Suitable for: Adults
What to bring: Nothing, we provide all the basics, including tools and seeds to get you started.
Cost: £40 a month

Adults and Children
1-2-1 Horticultural Therapy and Support

Would you prefer a 1-2-1 session where we can work together to grow beautiful plants and investigate your specific thoughts and struggles? Perhaps you are feeling lost, struggling with difficult and negative thoughts or can feel your confidence dipping. Or perhaps you would like time to yourself in a safe place outside with support on hand?

We will do a mixture of practical gardening and wellbeing based activities that are suitable for you. All designed to help you understand your thoughts, calm your mind, give you head space, build your confidence and learn new skills.

We will arrange a set day and time that works for you. You don’t need any equipment…just a determination to feel better and improve your life.

Suitable for: Adults and Children
What to bring: Nothing, we provide all the basics, including tools and seeds to get you started.
Cost: £40 for one hour session

Play and Grow – Parent and Toddler Class

Our fun, practical classes are designed to help both parent and child to relax, get creative and explore all your senses and emotions.

Activities will vary each week, but include becoming garden ‘chefs’ in the mud kitchen, learning to grow your own food, sensory play, games and mind observation.

The classes are suitable for parents and carers with children between 18 months – 5 years old.
If your child/children can walk, talk, dig and express their feelings with noise or words, then this session is for you and will be great fun!

Suitable for: The classes are suitable for parents and carers with children between 18 months – 5 years old.
If your child/children can walk, talk, dig and express their feelings with noise or words, then this session is for you and will be great fun!

When: Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30am
What to bring: Suitable clothing for muddy play and all weathers.

Cost: £10 per week, 6 week block booking.

After School Club

Our fun, practical sessions are designed to help children relax, explore their creativity, become resilient and learn tools and techniques to manage their emotional, and mental health.
Activities include learning to grow their own food, sensory play, games and guided relaxation.

Suitable for: Children of all ages
When: Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:45pm
What to bring: A drink and warm clothes if during winter.
Cost: £7 per week or £80 for a full term.

If you would like to find out more about any of our services, please get in touch via the contact form.