Location: The Walled Garden at Mells
What do you do? We offer garden and nature-based activities to improve physical and mental well-being and provide opportunities for people to socialise and connect in the fresh air. We are open to anyone experiencing loneliness and isolation, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities. We base our work on the transformative effects of therapeutic horticulture. The people who benefit from our projects are very broad, from young adults through to the elderly, and those with mental, behavioural and physical challenges. Our reach is very much local and rural, we are embedded within our community and work with our surrounding villages.
When do you meet?
Monday - 10-1pm: Emotional Wellbeing though Gardening / 2.00- 4.30 Wild Memories
Wednesday - 10-12pm: Volunteer morning
Friday - 10-12.00 Grow with Us
Who can join? Our catchment area is Mells, Frome, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Coleford, Vobster, Shepton Mallet, Buckland Dinham, Great Elm.
We want to reach out to those that are isolated and want to connect with others through gardening. Monday mornings are focused more on mental health, Friday is lighter work and more suited to people with physical restrictions. Monday afternoon is focused on dementia and memory loss.
Is there wheelchair access? Some parts of the garden are wheelchair accessible but the stony paths make it hard work on a thin wheeled chair. We do not have a disabled accessible toilet at the moment but one is in the planning
Contact details: email@example.com
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