Nature Connections – activities for better health and wellbeing
Connect with nature and other people, improve your health and wellbeing and learn in group activities at the Eden Project.
The activities we offer
We run gardening programmes for those experiencing health-related problems, designed to improve mental and physical wellbeing. Run by our therapeutic horticulture practitioners, our Therapy Garden is tucked away at Eden in the Outer Estate, and is here to lift your spirits and make you feel at home.
Nature-based activities for under 25s, Creating Connections supports teenagers and young adults in their health and wellbeing, by accessing green spaces.
Starting in January 2024, take a closer look at Eden’s plants and landscapes and learn basic smart phone photography techniques to take better images in our six-week course for 18-25 year-olds.
“ There was never any pressure, it was just a place to come and 'be' in a beautiful garden, to learn new skills, ease back into social interactions and grow in confidence. ”
Why connect with nature?
Being in green spaces positively impacts on our physiology. When we spend time in nature, our stress levels decrease, we feel calmer and our creativity and productivity are boosted. People who regularly access green spaces have better health and wellbeing. These wellbeing benefits are enhanced when people feel related to or a part of nature. People who have a relationship with nature are more likely to care for it and take part in pro-environmental behaviours. Nature is good for us and we can do good for nature.
Why the Eden Project?
The Eden Project’s iconic gardens and estate in Cornwall are a symbol that transformation is possible, and offer a powerful message about personal and planetary health. They showcase a diversity of plants and environments which tell stories of global connections and natural processes of renewal, adaption and resilience. They grow and change throughout the seasons, so there’s always something new to see and experience.
About our programmes
Our Nature Connections programme has been developed to deliver group activities in our safe, inspiring site, with therapeutic places and practices, skilled facilitators and supportive volunteers. Joining a group will give you a positive experience of visiting a green space and nature-based activities which support better health, wellbeing, learning and development. There are a range of activities for every stage of life – from babies and toddlers with their parents or grandparents, to young people, adults and older people.