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
This coming weekend (Friday 24th to Sunday 26th) and next weekend (Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd Oct) I have been invited to be a part of Blenheim Palace's brand new autumn festival!New for this year, to celebrate Harvest there are so many things going on! With a food market, dragon maze trail, live music, family games, … Continue reading Blenheim Palace Autumn Festival
Many children have struggled during the current pandemic, adapting to many changes and showing incredible resilience. So alongside running our activity days and after school clubs at our Brackley therapy garden and sending out the Growing for Wellbeing resource packs, we want to do everything we can to keep children motivated, inspired and loving the … Continue reading Children’s book competition – Start Nominating!
Thank you so much to everyone who completed our survey regarding running online Growing for Wellbeing Workshops! If you missed the blog post or survey, have a look here, there is still time to give us your thoughts. I wanted to share with you a little snapshot of the results and announce next steps. Here … Continue reading Online Workshop – Survey Results
Happy New Year everyone! We're back open after a much needed rest and are super excited for the growing season to start. Whilst we can stay open at our therapy sites, we are limiting our face to face services for January and would like to extend our support to those not nearby or would prefer … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing online workshop – interested?!
Are you looking for a challenge or just an excuse to get outside on your own more? I would like to invite you to take part in our new fundraising campaign ‘Challenge 27’! Get outside in nature, relax the mind and help us raise vital funds. You can walk, jog, run, skip, swim or cycle … Continue reading CHALLENGE 27!
I loved recently writing this special blog for Collins4Parents, the education publishers, within HarperCollins. So much so that I thought, I would share it here too, especially as it's Mental Health Awareness Week. Helping kids find mindfulness at home through gardening Finding mindfulness can be tricky right now, even more so when the term ‘mindfulness’ … Continue reading Five ways that gardening can be good for children’s mental wellbeing.
What's body image got to do with gardening, allotments and growing your own? Quite a lot in my view! Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place this week, Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Body Image
NEW BLOG: A Q&A piece to cover every question you may have in relation to the non-profit organisation and allotment sites.
There have been many times in 2018 where I have had to pinch myself, feeling super lucky but also remembering that a lot of hard work sits behind each of those moments. So what better way to finish 2018 than with a huge bang - a total pinch me moment and dream come true announcement. … Continue reading Chiltern Seeds Partnership!
What a muddle the weather has been this year so far! Now with reports of the coldest winter on the way (is it just me or do they pull a wishy-washy statement out like that every year?!), who know's whats ahead of us. The temperature dipped to 3 degrees and the first frosts arrived last … Continue reading Spuds, gluts and deliciousness!
We all know I live and breathe driving for change - for the power of gardening to be truly recognised both by industry, government and medical professionals as a therapy option. Which is why...I am beyond delighted to share that I will delivering two seminar talks to the gardening industry, both garden centre chains and … Continue reading It’s nearly time to step on the Glee stage!
Well hello there strangers... apparently it has been 4 weeks since my last blog, but it feels like forever! June 2018 was a huge month to remember for me in so many ways. Three weeks ago I lived my dream at BBC Gardeners' World Live - which is exactly what I am finally going to … Continue reading BBC GW LIVE 2018 – Time To Reflect
You will remember in my recent blog post about the Garden Press Event, I highlighted an amazing social enterprise called Hackney Herbal - who promote wellbeing by connecting people with herbs and through creative activities. Well, last Mother's Day which now seems so long ago but wasn't really - I went to visit Nat, the … Continue reading Hackney Herbal
Well the sun finally arrived for a day - on a Saturday with no plans too! Whoop Whoop! It may of only been one day of delight in amongst showers a plenty right now, but I was sure to make the most of it and get up to my happy place - my Eden and … Continue reading Come rain or shine…it’s Allotment Time!