We have recently partnered with Trust Links, a charity for mental health and wellbeing based in South East Essex. Trust Links have been delivering their therapeutic gardening programme ‘Growing Together’ for 21 years and now they are supporting other projects all over the country.
We had the opportunity to visit Trust Links this month, to see their wonderful gardens and meet staff and members to talk about how they use gardening activities to improve wellbeing. It was great to hear first hand from members how going to the gardens helps them feel less stressed and helps them manage everyday life.
Seeing two of the Growing Together gardens filled us with ideas and inspiration, from the accessible paths and raised beds to the wildlife-friendly planting, plant shops managed by members and the fantastic communal areas for eating and talking together.
We will continue to collaborate with Trust Links into the future and hope they’ll come to visit us in Nottingham too. We’ll keep you updated with more of the work we do with them.