POP Gardens Therapeutic Horticulture Course for Health & Care Professionals

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. To book a place on this course, please click here. This new POP Gardens course …

A smiling sunflower which illustrates the health benefits of outdoor gardening activities

POP GARDENS – WAYS TO WELLNESS THROUGH HORTICULTURE

This POP Gardens course in Cornwall is designed for individuals wishing to use horticulture as a therapeutic medium, social cultural activity and/or leisure play activity. It is suitable for health professionals, teachers, social prescibers and anyone who wishes to understand why working with plants is good for us. Horticulture has been employed by occupational therapists for over a 100 years …

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 …

Social & Horticultural Therapy Course – Back to our roots!

St Matthews Healthcare Northampton hosted a POP Gardens therapeutic horticulture workshop (16th April 2019) for their occupational therapists, therapy instructors, social workers and day centre staff. The group learnt: How OTs were the first profession to use horticulture as a therapeutic medium; A variety of artistic and cultural activities to use in their care homes and gardens; Which plants offer …

POP Gardens Horticultural Therapy – Trebah Gardens

Health professionals and gardeners at the POP Gardens‘ therapeutic horticulture workshop were able to experience first-hand, the restorative effects of the lovely surroundings at Trebah Gardens in Cornwall on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. Many thanks to Trebah Gardens for allowing the use of a room with a view of one of the UK’s most beautiful gardens!

Horticultural Therapy Workshop at Waterperry Gardens

Spring time therapy at Waterperry Gardens Well done to all the brilliant and dedicated Occupational Therapists and Rehab Professionals who travelled from far and wide to attend POP Gardens’ Horticultural Therapy Workshop on the 26th March 2019. Clinical staff from forensic & acute mental health, neuro rehab, CAMHS, paediatrics and hospice care learnt about how to sow self-pollinating sweetpeas, sunflowers …