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POP Gardens Spring workshops at Waterperry Gardens and Penge

Health professionals discovered that plants are part of our day to day life. They are present in virtually all daily activities. Part of the day was spent looking at the relationship that people have with plants and nature and how this influences our cultural and artistic practices. We enjoyed a bit of poetry - ‘The Last Hedgehog' by the brilliant Pam Ayres and thought about how poetry can be used therapeutically. The afternoon practical session focused on the art of making hanging baskets and flower bowls. These beloved seasonal creations provide a comforting visual treat. We also delved into the world of seeds looking at associated creative activities, activity analysis and tried out a variety of seed sowing materials! We used a...

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Proud to partner with Horatio's Garden Charity - 29th November 2020

  As an Occupational Therapist, I am proud to partner with Horatio's Garden Through my own clinical work with the NHS, I saw how hugely beneficial having access to outside space is for individuals of all ages in acute hospital settings. Having a garden attached to a unit lowers stress levels for staff and offers a place to foster working relationships between staff and patients. Horatio's Garden has managed to create magical gardens that most NHS staff would love to have access to; please follow their story below: "Horatio’s Garden is a charity that creates and cares for beautiful gardens to support the mental health, wellbeing and rehabilitation of everyone affected by a spinal injury. They work with leading garden...

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Creative Therapeutic Horticulture for Health and Care Professionals

This Creative Therapeutic Horticulture Course for Health and Care Professionals is a practical study day using social horticulture as a therapeutic medium; the March 12th 2020 course at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford will have a "Spring activities theme” and will run from 10:00 to 16:00.  This new POP Gardens course will enable participants to: Explore the use of horticulture as a meaningful socio-cultural occupation and gain valuable insights into the relationship between plants, people and places; Learn how horticultural activities can be applied to NHS Wellbeing initiatives and how it has been an effective therapeutic medium over time; Be introduced to a range of resources & tools for use with children and adults; Practice tried and tested artistic & cultural plant related...

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POP BOX features in Cornwall Living Magazine

It was great to feature in this month's edition of Cornwall Living magazine. Here's what they had to say about their experience with POP BOX... "Ways to wellness with POP Gardens... Introducing POP BOX™ from POP Gardens: an all-in-one seed sowing and botanical art kit, complete with step by step guides, bringing the therapeutic benefits of horticulture into your home,. A real 'floral pick-me-up', POP BOX is based on the five principles of wellbeing adopted by the NHS - to keep fit, keep learning, give to others, stay connected, and take notice of the good things in life. POP Gardens was founded by Lynne Evans, who wanted to combine her expertise in Occupational Therapy with her skills and passion for...

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Delighted to feature in Garden’s Illustrated Magazine! – 14th November 2020

It was great to feature in this month’s edition of Garden’s Illustrated. Here's what they had to say about using POP BOX... “Few things can lift the spirits as easily as gardening, except perhaps allowing your creativity to flow. This innovative activity box from horticultural specialist POP Gardens lets you do both by harnessing the therapeutic powers of gardening and art, even if you’ve never previously planted a seed or picked up a paintbrush. The box contains easy-to-grow seeds, 15 soil growing pods, propagation tools, a botanical water colouring set and more, all designed to help reduce stress and boost your creativity. The perfect Christmas gift for a frazzled fellow gardener, or maybe just a calming treat to keep yourself. ”...

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