Located in a peaceful garden in the Eden Project’s outer estate, the programme provides a safe, friendly environment where people can connect with nature, try something different and learn new things. 

'Coming to Eden is the highlight of my week. It boosts me to get out of the house and see others. I always come away feeling happy and relaxed.'
Participant on our social prescribing programme

Sessions vary according to the seasons and the needs of the group but includes a mix of:

  • A welcome activity
  • Mindfulness – learning strategies to be in the moment. Allowing our minds and bodies time to heal, slow down and find peace and calm
  • A nature walk
  • Preparing, cooking and eating lunch  – outdoors under a hand-built roundhouse on an open fire
  • Creativity – nature craft, storytelling, poetry and songs
  • Forest bathing – a practice that helps us to form a deep connection with nature and the benefits that this brings to our health and sense of wellbeing

Get involved

Who: We offer a safe, supportive environment and all activities are led by an experienced practitioner, the programme is open to anyone over the age of 18. Unfortunately we cannot support people in crisis or who need one-to-one support.

When: Sessions run every Friday, 11am – 3pm, from 21 February until 8 May 2020. We understand that chronic health conditions fluctuate and the project is set up so people can come along and take part in what they feel able to do or just enjoy 'being' and relaxing in the space. You can choose to book all 12 sessions or to book session by session.

Where: Vounder Garden, the Eden Project. This is located on the site of an old farm house in a peaceful area of the wider Eden Project grounds away from the main site and Biomes.

Cost: £15 per session or £10 if not in work. Sessions need to be booked and paid for at least a week in advance. Any income from these sessions go back into the garden to increase the opportunities we can offer to the people that need it the most.

Accessibility: Because this session takes place at an outdoor location beyond our visitor attraction, it is not wheelchair accessible. However, the practitioner can arrange a wheelchair accessible session within the Eden Project itself. Please contact us to set this up. 

Book on to Natural Connections 

Choose from either booking session by session or block booking all 12 sessions (12 February – 8 May 2020). You'll get one session free if you do this; 12 for the price of 11.

If you would like to find out more about this programme please contact Heidi Morgan on 01726 818550, 07817 875165 or email hmorgan@edenproject.com.

'I am able to get out of my flat instead of being there 24/7.' 
Participant on our social prescribing programme

About social prescribing at the Eden Project 

At the Eden Project we believe in the power of connecting people with each other and their environment – the power of people collectively doing things to improve their lives and the lives of others around them.

Natural Connections is part of Nature’s Way, a social prescribing programme that provides opportunities for people to connect and support each other in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

This programme is supported by the Pears Foundation and the Woodford Charitable Fund. 

Pears Foundation