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National Growing for Wellbeing Week

The next Growing for Wellbeing Week will take place on the 3rd – 9th June 2024. 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.

2023 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

All 2023 competitions have now closed. Stay tuned now for the 2024 competitions.

Live chats

There will be daily live chats with incredible horticultural therapists, GP’s, teachers and other professionals, 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. Watch the fantastic 2023 interviews anytime now on our Instagram page.


Monday 3rd: 7:30pm:

Tuesday 4th at 7:30pm:

Wednesday 5th at 6:30pm:

Thursday 6th at 7:30pm:

Friday 7th : To be announced

Saturday 8th : 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.

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