Would you like to learn or have a reminder on what you could be doing in your garden or allotment each month? Would you like a couple of hours of practical learning, chatting and relaxing in beautiful scenery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop could be for you! Each … Continue reading Gardening Through The Year Workshops
It's that time of year when we are feeling the exciting urge to head to the local garden centre and purchase some new plants and masses of seeds. Or is it just me?! Spring flowers are making us smile, nature is looking increasingly vibrant and the sun is beginning to make fragrant blossoms really smell … Continue reading Sensory Garden Design – my approach
Can't actually believe I'm writing this... on Tuesday this week, 28th February, the Prince and Princess of Wales came to visit our upcoming therapy allotment site and launch the collaboration between their charity; the Royal Foundation and Life at No.27. The Royal Highnesses and their charity have chosen to partner with us and help us to … Continue reading Prince and Princess of Wales visit upcoming site
As massive supporters of us already, I wanted to share with you our latest project! Following our recent successful Crowdfunder campaign, we have received fantastic support from Crowdfunder themselves, British Airways and another currently secret partner, who have backed us to launch our next and biggest campaign to date. For every donation received to our new … Continue reading Let’s grow a new therapy allotments together!
I feel incredibly honoured and grateful to share this testimonial with you, written by a recent Life at No.27 allotment holder.... "In March 2022, I saw an advert on Facebook about Life at No.27 and to reach out if you felt you needed help with your mental health. I’d previously started DBT therapy but because … Continue reading Testimonial from a Life at No.27 Allotment Holder
BIG NEWS! We applied for the Aviva Community Fund and have been accepted! Which means we now have a Crowdfunding Page! CROWDFUNDING PAGE - DONATE The aim is to raise enough funds to launch a new therapy garden and programmes in South Wales. We are raising money to set up a new therapy garden, where we … Continue reading AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NEW THERAPY GARDEN
The new dates are set for Growing for Wellbeing Week 2023 (5th - 11th June) and we will be releasing a new resource pack this year, which I'm so excited about! It will be full of new gardening activities, mindfulness exercises, wellbeing tips and of course the national curriculum links Over the years the demand … Continue reading RESOURCE PACK – YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE
Hiya! This is more of a life update, than a plant or garden update, hence the title. But hopefully it will explain why itself. My lifeLife is pretty crazy right now, firstly I get married in less than two weeks!! Just last month I successfully finished and passed my Level 3 Counselling course which I … Continue reading Life Update – August 2022
I'm beyond excited to finally (I've been thinking about it for years!!) launch the Growing for Wellbeing Podcast! Designed for gardeners, those seeking mental health support, students of horticultural therapy, trained therapists and medical practitioners. Welcome and I hope you enjoy the trailer, which will tell you more about what's to come! Episode 1 coming … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing Podcast – Trailer
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
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!
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
Did you know that even on these freezing cold, windy, wet days, you could be growing your own food? That exciting feeling when all the seeds are germinating in Spring is what made me fall in love with gardening. Shoots popping up built my confidence and gave me something to look forward to every day, … Continue reading Are you craving that exciting Spring feeling? Growing Sprouting Seeds.
Every day is World Mental Health Day to me, remembering my own journey and now helping to support others daily through my therapeutic gardening programmes. In these current times, more people than ever are feeling the effects of mental ill health. If you are noticing moments or long periods of anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts, … Continue reading World Mental Health Day – Check in and grow!