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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 resources, soon to be linked below. For the latest news, sign up for email alerts.

FREE Resource Packs

The Growing for Wellbeing pack will be back and once again FREE to download during the week. Outside of the week, you can request a downloadable copy here for a small donation of £2. Your copy will be emailed to you shortly after payment has been recevied.

The resource pack is suitable for 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 Maths, Science, Literary, PSHE and Art.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the pack in the post which includes a set of stickers, click here to send a £5 donation to Life at No.27 and email your postal address to


Stay tuned for the 2023 competitions…..

Live chats

There will be daily live chats with incredible people, taking place on Instagram at 12pm throughout the week. Stay tuned for the timetable.

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.

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