Trellis Seminar Series 2022

2nd Trellis Seminar Series draws ‘gardening for wellbeing’ experts from around the world

Seminar Series 2022 Infographic

11 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA) Recovery Garden Project is a gardening based therapeutic group led by volunteers for people in recovery from substance misuse. It is designed to reduce social isolation and encourage the growing of fresh vegetables to contribute to a healthy diet. Join Anne McAliste... more

11 March, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30

Hear about our varied work providing social and therapeutic horticultural activities at our Growing Spaces within a local allotment; Medical Centre garden; day centres and care homes, for people across our communities with a range of disabilities.
Badenoch & Strathspey Therapy Gardens,... more

10 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

Mindfulness can enhance wellbeing and lift mood.
In this interactive seminar, learn how to use 'Making a Mandala' as a mindful activity to connect your clients with nature.
This session is led by Deborah Becker, retired Occupational Therapist, specialising in mental health and well-be... more

10 March, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30

Find out more about therapeutic gardening practice in Belgium. Including a prison in Leuwen and  PXL university who are partners in a garden initiative.

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9 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

 The intercontinental team will present, in three perspectives, their collaborative work to help support a therapeutic gardening programme in Chamchamal, Northern Iraq. They’ll explain how they came to work together, present case studies from people who’ve benefited from gardening in Chamchamal a... more

9 March, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30

Therapeutic Horticulture is building momentum in Australia. Join Tara Graham-Cochrane, Therapeutic Horticulture Australia (THA) President, Amy Baker, researcher and lecturer extraordinaire and Tanya Bearup, social worker and horticultural therapist, as they showcase what’s happening in Australia.... more

8 March, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00

Gardening in Sweden - research and practice.
Research on horticulture therapy – experience from the living lab Alnarp Rehabilitation garden, Sweden
Anna Maria Palsdottir, Icelandic/Swedish researcher/practitioner

Anna María Pálsdóttir is an Associate professor at the Swedish Univ... more

8 March, 2022 - 16:00 to 16:45

Mirela will reflect on how she developed the gardening project in a therapeutic community in a neighbouring town, what the participants gained from their experience of growing flowers and vegetables, and what she learned from working with people living with addictions.


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8 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

The Villa Granduchessa, built in 1400 in a park on a hill overlooking Florence, has belonged to many noble families throughout history including Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland and younger brother of Napoleon, and the last Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Maria Antonietta, from whom the villa takes its... more

8 March, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30

Embrace Spring with Emma & Joan's garden inspired crafts!
Make herbal bath bags for a relaxing, fragrant soak in the tub.
Create wildflower seed bombs and other delights to spread gardening joy early in the gardening year. A practical demonstration of engaging activities along wit... more

7 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

Alan will tell us about Murrayburn & Hailesland Neighbourhood Garden, Edinburgh - how it came into being and what takes place around the garden. Edible Estates are about growing fruit and vegetables but in turn use this as a vehicle to create a “place”, build community, resilience and cohesio... more

7 March, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30

Dr Beela G.K. will tell us about her work developing horticulture therapy programmes with children with autism and other physical and mental health support needs in Kerala, India. Her approach is innovative, embracing assistive technology, combining empirical research with philanthropy, and desig... more



Trellis is delighted to announce our 2nd online Seminar Series. The event, which takes place from the 7-11th March this year, will bring together experts from around the world who use gardening to support people’s wellbeing. A line-up of revered presenters, including practitioners from Germany, Iraq, Italy, Belgium and Australia, will share their extensive and diverse experiences and knowledge of social and therapeutic horticulture. The programme also boasts a great home grown panel of community champions from a variety of projects across the country which support vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages.

With a wonderful mix of theory and practice, this series of online seminars builds on the huge success of last year’s inaugural event and is sure to be of great value to everyone who uses gardening to help people of all ages improve their health and wellbeing.

Fiona Thackeray, Head of Operations at Trellis, says of the event:

“The overwhelming success and positivity around last year’s online seminar series made it an easy decision to repeat it this year as covid-19 continues to disrupt our everyday lives. We are delighted to once again be able to offer such a diverse range of topics and experiences from around the world to share with everyone who is involved in therapeutic gardening”.

What attendees said about last year’s event:

“I would just like to thank all the Trellis team and all the participants for a brilliant and inspiring week, a lantern of hope of what has been a difficult 12 months for many.”

“Thank you for holding this seminar week. It’s top of my agenda to connect with your conference each year. So good to see and hear like-minded people and help to forward the STH movement in the UK”

“Thank you for running these seminars, I've really enjoyed them. This is where zoom has been useful. When would we otherwise be able to get so many practitioners from different parts of the world”.

“learnt so much and feel inspired. Feel part of a wider network of people who work to bring STH into the mainstream when it can be misunderstood.”

“Well done Trellis. A brilliant series of seminars. thank you for organising”

“Many thanks for this wonderful opportunity to engage with like-minded professionals and practitioners. So special that you have made this so accessible.”

“Thank you Trellis for putting on these seminars. I have found them really helpful and informative, inspiring and motivational.”

“Sincerest thanks to all at Trellis for a very well organised, informative and inspiring seminar”