- Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:06
- Karen Dobson
Our amazing team of volunteers have worked tirelessly over the past few months to create a brand new space in the garden that has been specially designed to be accessible, safe and dementia friendly. It is the perfect, calming place for people living with dementia to carry out horticultural tasks and enjoy being in nature.
Using this space, we are excited to embark on a brand new project that will use the principles around social and therapeutic horticulture to provide opportunities for people living with dementia and the wonderful people that care for them to forge new social connections and improve their wellbeing. A free, tailored programme of horticultural therapy begins here at the garden in May 2019 for 14 weeks. We're looking forward to inviting a new group of people to our beautiful garden to get their hands dirty, enjoy cups of tea outside, watch the wildlife and help to make our accessible garden thrive! Please contact Leanne to find out more about the horticultural therapy programme and to book a place on it.
In the mean time, a series of outreach sessions and social activities around our local community are being planned - information about these can be requested from Leanne.
Big thanks to our funders for supporting our work in making the garden more accessible and our Gardening for Dementia project - Ballinger Trust, Your Homes Newcastle and Kellett Fund.