Conference 2019

Trellis Conference 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019

at The Bield at Blackruthven, Perth PH1 1PY


What to expect:

  • Professional input from delegates, workshop presenters and keynote speakers 

  • Networking opportunities with over 170 delegates expected this year it’s so easy to find many likeminded professionals and new perspectives 

  •  Showcases - Palliative Care Gardening and The Gardens @HMP Dumfries

  • A wealth of workshops, including:
    Ken Cox on his latest book - Garden Plants for Scotland and also Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland
    Meeting the therapeutic needs of young people with attachment difficulties and development trauma through gardening & outdoor activities, Dr Shona Quin
    Growing a community gardening project: Profile Raising & retaining volunteers Brighter Bervie
    Gardening for butterflies and bees with Butterfly Conservation Scotland
    Gardening with Children in a Respite Care Setting, Seaview Garden, Edinburgh
    How do you balance quality of plant production with education & care? at Southton Smallholding
    Mental health & gardening with young people Stratheden Hospital Garden Unit
    Therapeutic Gardening Research Focus Group: How do your Gardeners grow? Imogen Jackson,Coventry University
    Eco dyeing taster workshop - Natural dyes from the garden,
    Girvan Community Garden

    And, of course, a Horticultural Masterclass with Jim McColl MBE and much much more...



Browse the stalls!

Including: The Caley
Bags of Help
Social Farms & Gardens
Elmwood College

If you would like a stall at this years conference, email Jane at

Garden Book Swap

Bring & Buy Book Stall

Shelves groaning with unused gardening books?
Piles of gardening magazines gathering dust?

Bring them along to swap at the BOOK SWAP STALL for a small donation.
Proceeds to Trellis


Cook Book


Growing and cooking!

Send/Bring your recipes, growing tips and cookery know how!

We're creating a fundraising cookery book to support our work with gardening projects across Scotland
Send in your recipes, growing tips and cooking know how!
Get your project's favourite recipes featured.
Click here to send us your ideas.




Lots of lovely prizes!

Tickets £1 per strip available on the day

Make sure you get yours!



Sponsorship & Advertising

  • Donate a Raffle prize
  • Rent a Stall
  • Unique sponsorship opportunities for your organisation

Contact Jane at