National Growing for Wellbeing Week

The next Growing for Wellbeing Week will take place on the 5th – 11th June 2023. Set up by Life at No.27, the week is a celebration of the magic that growing your own produce can do for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental ill health each year. There is strong evidence highlighting the health benefits of gardening and GYO in particular, including improved confidence, communication, concentration and ultimately self-belief.

Gardening improves mental health, enables better physical health, provides an opportunity to connect with others, acquire new skills and enjoy the great outdoors.

After all, It’s not what you grow, it’s how YOU grow.

Please help us to raise awareness of the importance of supporting children and adult’s mental health during the week. Add the dates to your calendar, and download our free social media toolkit to spread the word. For the latest news, sign up for email alerts.

Activity Resource Packs

I’m excited to share that this year, we have updated and grown the Growing for Wellbeing resource pack! The 2023 edition has 48 pages of fun, educational and therapeutic activities for all ages! You can request a downloadable copy here for a small donation of £5. Your copy will be emailed to you shortly after payment has been received.

The resource pack is suitable for home, schools, nurseries, colleges, youth clubs, businesses and care homes. The pack contains really fun and easy makes you can do both in the class room, garden or office space.

The pack has been designed to be perfect for all teaching staff, with full how to guides and National Curriculum details. Getting creative whist linking to EYFS, Maths, Science, Literary, PSHE and Art.

If you would like to receive a glossy paper copy of the pack in the post which includes a set of stickers, click here to send a £9.50 donation to Life at No.27 and email your postal address to

All donations received go towards offering our therapy programmes to children and adults in need, either for free or at a very reduced rate.

Offers & Competitions

teeny greeny, the microgreens co, are offering 20% off all full priced kits on website from 5th – 11th June.  Just head to their website and use the code: GYO20 when you check out.

WIN! You can also enter our joint competition to win their micro-vitality microfarm kit worth £44.95, just head to our Instagram page and be ready to take part.

Wild Ways and Life at No.27 are offering 30% off all Abercraf Summer holiday activity day tickets booked by the 11th June.  Just head to the booking website, select the preferred dates and use the code: GFWW23 when you check out.

Live chats

There will be daily live chats with incredible people, taking place on Instagram throughout the week. All videos will be saved so if you can’t make the live time, you can watch them later.


Monday 5th at 7:30pm: Eleanor from Hope Springs Gardening
Theme: Sowing seeds of hope – supporting those experiencing grief.

Tuesday 6th at 7:30pm: Annabelle, founder of Life at No.27 & Growing for Wellbeing Week
Theme: Life at No.27 – The Story

Wednesday 7th at 6:30pm: Susan, an NHS GP and Founder of the Growing Well Garden
Theme: Green Social Prescribing

Thursday 8th at 7:30pm: Helen Cross – Grow Cook Inspire
Theme: Inspiring the next generation of gardeners

Friday 9th : To be announced

Saturday 10th : To be announced

Take part on social!

We would love you to get involved by sharing your favourite gardening photos, stories and thoughts throughout the week across social media, tagging @GYOWellbeingWk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then using the hashtag #GYOforWellbeing.

Note to plant based independent businesses, nurseries, garden centres and retail brands – if you would like to join the campaign to raise awareness; whether through offering a discount code, running a STH based workshop or arranging a talk, please get in touch.

Huge thank you to our annual sponsors, Henchman! A fantastic team who provide specialist ladders and platforms so you can work safely at height in your garden without worry.