The Trellis Annual Conference - Inspiration for therapeutic gardeners!
Showcases, workshops and networking
Friday 13th March 2020
at The Bield at Blackruthven, Perth, PH1 1PY
09:15 - 16:30
The annual conference for people using ‘gardening for wellbeing’ in their work.
In health, care, education and community settings, increasing numbers of professionals are using gardening to support health, wellbeing and learning. Trellis provides CPD through inspirational workshops, networking seminars, training and resources to support you to help your clients to get the best out of gardening.
This exceptional conference provides:
Inspirational input from delegates, workshop presenters, stalls, showcases and keynote speakers.
Networking opportunities with over 170 delegates expected again this year it’s so easy to find many likeminded people and new perspectives.
To view the conference programme click here
With over 170 delegates from across the UK there are lots of opportunities to meet old and new friends, exchange news, views and experiences:
- in the morning over a coffee and croissant, after choosing your workshops
- at lunch
- during workshops
- whilst browsing the stalls.
Looking for help or expertise? Ask the conference!
If you have a question or want to contact others who share your client group/work in similar situations/groups of interest, use the ‘Give & Take’ display board in the main hall to post up your questions or what you can offer & contact details.
Showcases & Keynote Speeches
- Inspirational presentations on significant topics and research from leaders in their fields.
- Stories of good practice from therapeutic gardening projects illustrating how they do what they do, a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the most dynamic and creative project
Showcases this year:
Linking Green Space and Health - Catharine Ward Thompson
Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh
Gardening for Better Mental Health - Natalie McCall
Central Scotland Green Network & The Richmond Fellowship
It’s always hard to choose which 3 workshops to attend when we have so many tempting titles to choose from!
Practitioners from across the network and beyond share their skills and expertise with you:
Kindergarten: nature, nurture & well-being for you children - Sue Palmer, author of 'Toxic Childhood'
Art in the Garden: Drawing and Printing - Ruth Nay, Forfar Open Garden
'The Garden Cure' a new book on using gardening to support mental health recovery - Jan Cameron
Using Citizen Science in gardening to engage with nature - Kirsty Crawford, tcv
Using plastic in the garden and staying green- Norma Forbes, Southton Smallholding
The Southton Technical Tour: Garden construction, watering systems, funding - everything but horticulture - George Bosworth
Inspiring community involvement through gardening- John Glover, Inverurie Environmental Improvement Group
Gardening Games and Learning for Everyone - Jean Gavin (Grow & Learn) & Sue Swallow (Ellon Academy)
Limber Up With Lindsay -Lindsay Crawford, Specialist Fitness Instructor (children, adults with special needs)
Plastic-Free Gardening -Fiona Thackeray, Trellis
Introduction to Social Media - Jo Cook, Trellis
And, of course, a Horticultural Masterclass with Jim McColl MBE and much much more...
Open all day!
Browse the stalls - friendly faces, information and ideas.
- The CALEY
- Keep Scotland Beautiful
- SRUC - Elmwood College
- Growforth Ltd
- Aberdeenshire Projects
Visit the pre-loved BOOK STALL to pick up a bargain gardening book- all the proceeds support Trellis!
NEW TRELLIS PUBLICATION
Hot from the press ‘Plastic-free Gardening' by Fiona Thackeray.
Get it signed by the author!
Special conference price £10.00
Feedback is extremely useful for indicating when things are going in the right direction. We believe that past years have proven that the Trellis conference continues to inspire and educate those who attend and the people they can pass this insight on to. We receive so many comments about delegates meeting likeminded people who share a common discipline or field and also meeting people from different backgrounds who they may never have otherwise met. The delicious buffet lunch receives oodles wondrous accolades too!
Great workshops, great networking
Lovely atmosphere, food amazing!