Therapeutic Gardening Case Studies

We've brought together reports and case studies of therapeutic gardening to add to the  mosaic of evidence for the link between increased well-being and gardening. If you would like your case study, report or research to be published here please email

Growing Up PosterGrowing Up Project Dundee - The horticultural training for young people with additional support needs leaflet can be found here:  Growing Up leaflet pdf. See Growing Up Project Report 2015 here 



Community therapeutic gardening at Lochend Community Gardening Project a project designed to build social capital in an Edinburgh community. Their report on progress in 2013 ia also availabe to view Lochend Community Growing Project Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

Occupational Therapy gardening project in a hospital setting as a treatment programme 
Adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviors, who are  undergoing assessment and  treatment in a restricted in-patient environment take part in gardening sessions leading to a recognised award in gardening skills (RCHS Grow and Learn Award)   see OT poster

NHS Centre for Integrative Care: Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital where green leafy surroundings are an integral part of the healing environment. Click here for information

Gardens a Key to Patient Prosperity Therapeutic and healing gardens are being implemented in various healthcare settings to the benefit of patients. - See more at:

Work Experience in a Horticultural Setting  for Young People with Learning Disabilities at the Dundee based Barnardos Growing Up Service:Work Experience in a Horticultural Setting for Young People with Learning Disabilities

Growing Together : Gardening with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs RHS SEN Schools Project 2009-2010 click here for this insightful report


Could prison gardening schemes be the key to rehabiliation?
At Dartmoor Prison, a plot is being hatched to make life more productive for the inmates
Read on in this Telegraph article about Prison Gardening

Charlie McMillan, Director of Operations for SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), addresses the Trellis 6th Annual Conference describes the health benefits of therapeutic horticulture from the perspectives of those with mental health issues..



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