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Last Updated: 09/05/2024

We are developing a well-being garden for people who have experienced bereavement or who have mental health problems.

The garden is in a space kindly donated by Bay Tree Garden Centre and we are working with an NHS Social Prescriber who oversees various groups based on the site. We meet every Friday and enable people to work together to develop the garden so it can be enjoyed by everyone. The group is very relaxed and there are plenty of opportunities to chat and share refreshments, as well as getting hands on with gardening activities.

Come along and join our friendly group as we develop a garden for well-being.

You can get ‘hands-on’ with digging, planting and other gardening activities.

We also welcome donations of plants, tools and any other garden-related items.

This is good for wellbeing because

  • There is a great deal of evidence to show that gardening significantly reduces stress and anxiety. This is partly because people can garden at their own pace and become absorbed in tasks like weeding, planting and digging.
  • Gardening is good for physical and mental health as it involves physical activity in outdoor spaces, allowing people to reconnect with nature and appreciate cycles of planting and growing during the different seasons.
  • Gardening enables people to interact and develop social relationships in a relaxed setting, so lessening feelings of isolation and loneliness. They can also learn new skills or regain lost skills which is good for confidence and self esteem.

I always look forward to the gardening, as it's something so different from anything else. It makes me remember gardening with my mum when I was a girl.

How to contact

Where to go

Bay Tree Garden Centre
High Road
South Holland
PE12 6JU

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