The Fig Tree Gardening Club provides a friendly safe space for people to come together to engage in therapeutic gardening activities and enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air.
This project is delivered in partnership with Look Ahead
About the project
Based on the principles of social and therapeutic horticulture, this weekly group will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to maintain a garden that supports a wide variety of plants and wildlife, whilst becoming more mindful of ways to improve wellbeing. Participants will learn about conservation and develop horticulture skills including how to grow a wide range of flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs. The activities will be relaxed and will allow participants to engage at a level that feels right for them.
The project will take place at Look Aheads Beethoven Street garden, a beautiful green haven in the North of Westminster, and will be delivered by a friendly and experienced therapeutic horticulture practitioner.
The benefits of therapeutic gardening
Social and therapeutic gardening has been found to have many benefits, including:
- Improving exercise levels and physical wellbeing
- Learning new skills and developing confidence
- Meeting new people and perhaps forming new friendships
- Reducing depression, anxiety and stress-related symptoms
- Increasing the ability to concentrate and engage
- Getting out in the fresh air and connecting with nature
When does The Fig Tree Gardening Club meet?
The group takes place on Thursdays 11am-1pm.
Who is it for?
This project is open to anyone aged 18+ living in the boroughs of Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster whose lives have been affected by mental health issues and would like to improve their wellbeing through gardening.
No gardening knowledge is necessary, all abilities are welcome.
All participants will need to be registered as a member of Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Community Programmes.
To Register, Refer or Find Out More
Email: [email protected]
Or register your interest using the online form below and a member of our team will be in touch to complete your enrolment.