Nature's Way – activities for better health and well-being
We’re making use of our site to support people with a range of conditions from mental ill health to diabetes, through social prescribing.
Gardening programmes for those experiencing health-related problems, designed to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
Run by our horticultural therapists, 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.
With the benefits of gardening in mind, we run sessions in our peaceful Outer Estate for those experiencing health-related problems.
There are a number of different programmes to choose from, whether you’d just like a quiet space to be in nature, or you’d like to develop your practical gardening skills. You don’t need to be an experienced gardener to come along.
All sessions are delivered by our friendly horticultural therapists, Julia and James, and you’ll get the opportunity to meet like-minded others.
You’ll find a mixture of secluded spots and open areas. There are raised beds, a wildlife pond, polytunnels for growing, teaching and propagating, and a fire pit.
During your visits, there is time to appreciate your surroundings, to really see, smell, taste and feel the garden, which can help reduce anxiety and lift depression. Plus, if you’re trying to eat more healthily, harvesting what you’ve grown means there are plenty of chances to take home your five-a-day.