Live Demonstration Sessions (via Zoom)

 One year of Live Demonstrations on Zoom! Watch our anniversary video here

 

These activities can be adapted for all abilities and add to your tabletop gardening repertoire.
If you miss any of these Live sessions, try our videos on the Trellis YouTube channel.

29 August, 2024 - 14:00

Date To Be Confirmed 
Building on our previous 'Climbing Edibles' sessions, we will explore fruit and vegetables that thrive vertically. These crops, whether planted in the ground or a container, will reward you with delicious produce.
No matter if you possess a... more

7 August, 2024 - 14:00

Discover which plants to cultivate and learn to create your own oils and vinegars for culinary use from your garden's bounty. These homemade concoctions are simple to prepare and delightful to consume! Why not give it a try? This hands-on session will guide you through the process. Experiment... more

4 July, 2024 - 14:00

Date To Be Confirmed
Take a mindful walk around the garden to enhance your well-being! 
This session delves into 'grounding' or mindfulness and well-being walks in the garden. Featuring video footage and live discussion, it offers hints, tips, and techniques on 'how to... more

20 June, 2024 - 14:00

Using our sense of smell as a means of engaging in the outdoors, this sessions takes an in-depth look at what can be grown in the garden for fragrance. Including suggestions as to what to plant in the garden or container to provide a range of scents to enjoy all year round!

 

13 June, 2024 - 14:00

Join us for a session on nurturing your climbing and sprawling fruit and vegetable plants. Learn the essentials of feeding, watering, and providing support to ensure your plants blossom and bear fruit successfully. Track the development of  the beans, cucumbers, and nasturtiums, and engage with... more

6 June, 2024 - 14:00

Following-up on last month's Climbing Edibles, we'll also uncover a bounty of salad vegetables that thrive in a simple box placed on the doorstep or an outdoor windowsill. Discover what to sow and grow for a tasty, nutritious harvest and your growing questions answered. 

30 May, 2024 - 14:00

NEW RESCHEDULED DATE: 30TH MAY AT 2PM

 

Using  touch as a means to engage individuals with nature, this session focuses on plants that offer a diverse array of textures through their leaves, stems, and flowers for tactile... more

2 May, 2024 - 14:00

Grow fruit and veg vertically!
You can make the most of your available space by growing crops that climb upwards or trail downwards, no matter how big or small your garden, patio or windowbox is!
These crops will reward you with tasty produce.
In this session, you will find out... more

24 April, 2024 - 14:00

Trees are all around us in the natural world, in our town streets, parks and gardens. Not only are they visually stunning and a renewable source of raw material but they are vital to maintaining clean air and provide habitats for a diverse range of birds, mammals and insects.
Have you ever... more

4 April, 2024 - 14:00

Nature is visually stunning! 
Using sight as a means of engaging people in the outdoors, this sessions takes an in-depth look at what's in the garden at this time of year, exploring colour, shape and texture. Including suggestions as to what to plant in the garden/container to provide a... more

22 February, 2024 - 14:00

Rescheduled - NEW DATE

Longing for some green shoots? Signs of Spring? 
Here's some suggestions for what and how to grow on your windowsill, cold frame or greenhouse at this time of year.
Simple tabletop growing activities... more

Click here to watch Windowsill crops and pots:

Reuse and recyle

Soil Free Growing

Easy Crops

 

1 February, 2024 - 19:00

'Hapa zome' is a Japanese term meaning 'leaf dye'
Create beautiful flower and leaf dye prints directly onto fabric and paper using this simple, lively technique!
Do-a-long with us: fresh flowers and leaves, paper or fabric, a hammer (metal/rubber) or a rolling pin and a strong firm... more

11 January, 2024 - 14:00

Bring a bloom to the gloom - celebrate nature indoors!
Have a go at using flowers and stems dried in late summer to create indoor displays. PLUS a look at what is available outdoors to bring in! 
Enjoy colour, texture and simple creative activity for all, in the deep winter.

23 November, 2023 - 14:00

Lots of ideas of what to grow in the garden/on the patio, doorstep or windowsill to attract wildlife.
How wildlife helps your garden. And how you can support nature by taking part in UK/worldwide Citizen Science projects from your home/garden/group.
Be part of something bigger! Nature... more

9 November, 2023 - 14:00

Bring nature indoors this winter with beautiful flowering bulbs!
Specially prepared to bloom in the darkest months of the year Dec - Feb, these plants are a delight to the eye and provide nature connection, interest and conversation. Not to mention a tabletop activity producing delightful... more

12 October, 2023 - 14:00

Plant outdoor bulbs for year round colour and interest!
Pimp your containers for enjoyment and display on the patio, doorstep, garden table, windowsill or hanging basket. This tabletop activity provides sensory immersion and nature connection now and rewards you with charming flowers... more

11 October, 2023 - 19:00

Create printed cards & wrapping paper using natural materials for all occasions including Christmas!
Print with natural plant materials found in the garden, using ink and paints to create delightful marks, shapes and patterns on paper. Connect with nature through this fun and creative... more

Click here to watch Printing with Natural Materials:

Wax Rubbing & Watercolour Printing.

Using Acrylic Paints

Potato Printing

28 September, 2023 - 10:30 to 12:00

Information is empowering, enabling self-referral & green social prescribing to wellbeing support services like yours!
Would you like to optimise awareness of your gardening project/health & wellbeing sessions via internet searches? Join this session for practical help to do this. ... more

21 September, 2023 - 14:00

Scented lavender plants - easy to grow in the garden or on the patio with a little care and bees love it!  Lavender flowers can be used in everything from cooking to cosmetics. Join us to find out how grow lavender and use this versatile plant in a variety of delightfully perfumed activities!... more

31 August, 2023 - 14:00

Summer provides our favourite flowers and lots of seed heads!
In this double bill
- find out how to preserve flowers by drying
- how to save seed from your garden favourites, so you can sow them in Spring to bring even more joy. 
Join us to share in these simple techniques,... more

17 August, 2023 - 14:00

Plants for free - create more of your garden favourites!
Use this time of year to take cuttings which have a high chance of success. Cuttings are used for propagating plants,shrubs and some trees e.g. thyme, lavender, Choisya and Hebe, see the RHS web page for a comprehensive list, ... more

27 June, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30

Rescheduled - NEW DATE 
Celebrate Summer with a Suncatcher!
Join this session to create a stunning Suncatcher using easy to find materials including pressed flowers, stems and leaves. See the... more

8 June, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30

Growing juicy tomatoes alongside marigolds - do the marigolds keep the pests at bay?
Try companion planting and learn how to plant up and care for a tomatoes in containers on indoor windowsills and sunny outdoor spots. 
Find out more in this mouth watering tabletop gardening activity... more

18 May, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00

From 'Grow your own Pizza' to making 'Bouquet Garni' to flavour a casserole - delicious herbs to touch, feel, smell and savour!
A sensory delight - how to grow and use herbs. Easy to find plants at the suprmaket or garden centre - ideas for planting and using, how to care for them and... more

10 May, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30

Simple, delicious, delightful - easy to grow ornamentals and edibles in a basket or container!
Find out how to plant up fruit, edibles and flowering plants, how best to care for them and enjoy a feast for the eyes. For summer long enjoyment - enhance small spaces, doorstep, patio and... more

25 April, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30

Beautiful blooms for enjoyment and colour!
Whether you have a small outdoor space or large -  grow gourgeous flowering plants to enjoy indoors and out. 
Featuring how to plant and care for flowering plants - suggestions and top activity tips! 

18 April, 2023 - 10:30

From carrots to pumpkins - potatoes to salad! 
Find out which vegetables grow well in small spaces and how to grow them.
Consider containers, seed sowing and plant care. Fun adaptable activities for all ages and abilities, and tasty veg to eat at harvest time!

30 March, 2023 - 14:00

Plant the seeds of these two flowering plants now and harvest a season of activities!
From pressed flowers to mocktails - don't be without them this Summer. Seed sowing, adaptations and ideas for additional activities in this session.

21 March, 2023 - 19:00

Embrace Spring and grow delicious green pea shoots on the windowsill.
Register before 16th March to receive your Peas Shoots Growing Kit!
Join in this Do-A-Long with your group for a green-fingered treat - learn how to sow peas for quick results.

16 March, 2023 - 19:00

Get your group together round the table to create a mandala! Or enjoy your own company and create these simple designs with found natural materials. Preparation before the session - a good excuse to go outdoors to forage for leaves, twigs and flowers and engage in some mindful appreciation of... more

21 February, 2023 - 19:00 to 19:45

Make fragrant herbal bath bags to perfume a relaxing, luxurious bath!
Sign up by 14th February to receive a Bath Bag Kit by post, containing all the ingredients to create the ... more

15 February, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:15

Composting demystified!
Learn the basics of composting and get some top tips on setting up a composting area.
What to grow to produce your own liquid feeds.

8 February, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:15

Catch up with our small garden/patio grown fruits: Rhubarb, Raspberries, Bramble, Blueberries that were planted last year.
Lots of tips on fruit plant care over the winter as well as a pruning demonstration for fruit trees to encourage better fruiting.
A chance to ask questions and... more

2 February, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:15

Get your group together and draw-a-long with Laura Cuppage.
Have a go at sketching a beautiful garden bird – all abilities welcome.
Follow Laura’s step- by- step guide to creating a drawing on paper.
Join the session with your pencil, paper, colouring pencils and eraser!

... more
24 January, 2023 - 10:30 to 23 December, 2023 - 11:15

Get your group together round the table to decorate a pot along with us in this 45 minute online live session.
Use decoupage to upcycle pots for your plant growing a fun creative session to brighten up a darker January day!

 

 

18 January, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:15

How to make new plants, including spider plant babies and learn general houseplant care.
Join our live demo to learn this and more - a January green-fingered treat!

This activity provides a host of opportunities to adapt for all abilities and add to your tabletop gardening repertoire... more

12 January, 2023 - 14:00 to 14:45

Get your group together and make a simple stem arrangement along with us in this 45 minute online live session.
Bring nature indoors this January and spend an enjoyable, sociable time creating your arrangement.
Prepare by collecting (jam jar) vases, stems and foliage, see our ... more

5 January, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:15

Get your group together and make a simple stem arrangement along with us in this 45 minute online live session.
Bring nature indoors this January and spend an enjoyable, sociable time creating your arrangement.
Prepare by collecting (jam jar) vases, some stems and foliage, see our... more

24 November, 2022 - 10:30 to 12:30

Do you support people who have sensory impairments?
Free live, interactive, online two hour training course led by Deafblind Scotland with deafblind trainers, providing:
Specialist training delivered by a deafblind individual... more

10 November, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Create an easy-to-make floral decoration to be proud of! 
From the gathering and preparation of foliage and flowers to decorating and recycling containers, this activity provides a host of opportunities to adapt for all abilities and add to your tabletop gardening repertoire. Ideal for the... more

27 October, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Plant flowering bulbs to bring colour and scent indoors in December & January. 
Live demonstration; Q&A discussion - Guest Dr Linda Treliving, retired Consultant Psychiatrist - explore the benefits of gardening and how to adapt activities for your client group. 

Lots of ideas... more

13 October, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Spruce up your patio containers and hanging basket displays for the coming Autumn and Winter.  
Replant  for seasonal interest and colour and Spring flowering bulbs. 
Adaptive activities for indoors and out ! 

29 September, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Draw-a-long with Laura Cuppage Art
Learn 'how to' draw in this session and have a go at sketching a colourful seasonal garden flower – all abilities welcome.
Join the session with your pencil, paper, colouring pencils and eraser!
Taking part as a group?  Why not gather round the... more

1 September, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Patio fruit harvest: how, when and what to do with your fruit treasure! 
An abundance of fruit growing, harvesting advice and how to use your fruit as well as our adaptive gardening discussion. This week we have a focus on adapting activities for adults with Additional Support Needs - ... more

9 June, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Enjoy the Summer Garden!
Simple flower arranging, care of cut flowers, flower pressing and drying. Have fun using your summer flowering plants in a variety of activities
and take time for tea in the garden.
Join us for our engaging presentation and practical demonstration, with... more

26 May, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Organised especially for the Chelsea Fringe - Summer gardening joy!
Join us for a live tabletop gardening demonstration, online from Perth, Scotland.
Plant up a hanging... more

5 May, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Summer is around the corner!
Time has flown since we first looked at planting easy-to-grow fruits in January. Find out how to grow and care for fruit including rhubarb,
raspberries, bramble and blueberries through the Spring & Summer seasons. You'll be surprised how easy it is to... more

14 April, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Prepare for Summer!
Pops of colour, delicious scents and tastes - plant a variety of summer flowering corms and edible plants for a feast of blooms to bring joy in July!
Join us for our engaging presentation and practical demonstration, with tips on how to adapt these activities for... more

31 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Spring is in the air!
Vegetables: carrots, peas, spinach and pumpkins! Pimp your patio with a Salad Box!
How to sow seed and care for these easy to grow vegetables in containers on your doorstep or patio. Ask your questions in our live Q&A discussion session. Learn food growing... 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... more

27 January, 2022 - 14:00

Fourth in the NEW Trellis Growing Series
Online training video and live Q&A session.
You'll be surprised how easy it is to grow a wide variety of fruit
in small garden spaces or pots.Plus top tips from a specialist OT on adaptive techniques
- so you can support your... more

13 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Third in the NEW Trellis Growing Series
Indoor Winter gardening activity - Online training video and live Q&A session.
Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from specialist Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get... more

6 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Welcome in the New Year with our feature on houseplants!
Brighten up January with plants indoors.
Caring for your plants - get up close and personal and give your plants a treat!
Join us for our engaging presentation and practical demonstration, with tips on how to adapt this ... more

25 November, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Easy to make floral arrangements!
Have a go at the kitchen table!
Make a decorative arrangement for a festive meal table, give as a gift or sell at your festive fair!

Join us online for a live demonstration of how to make a floral arrangement.
Including adaptive hints and... more

11 November, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Limited outdoor space?
No problem!
Create a garden space to enjoy...

No prior knowledge required.
Join us online for a live demonstration of how to use small outdoor spaces to create gardens to enjoy.
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to... more

28 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Mindfulness can enhance wellbeing and lift mood. 
In this LIVE Zoom special Workshop, learn how to use this practical, tabletop mindfulness activity to connect your clients with nature: Making a Mandala. This session is led by guest presenter, Deborah Becker, an Occupational Therapist... more

14 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Composting demystified!
What is compost?
How do you make it ?
Why use it?

The what, why, where and 'how to' of compost. No prior knowledge required.
Join us for a live demonstration on the art of making compost!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your... more

7 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

W​​​​ant to know how to plant up containers for Autumn interest?
Hanging baskets or summer flowering container plants looking a little tired?
No knowledge of how to?

Find out how to pep up your containers this Autumn and create fun gardening activity for your clients.
Join... more

1 September, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Second in the NEW Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their... more

18 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Want to increase your plant numbers?
Ever wondered how to take successful plant cuttings?
No knowledge of how to?
Join us for a live demonstration of how to create lots of young plants from just one!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to get the... more

4 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

First in a NEW  Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their gardening... more

21 July, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Create you own garden water feature!
No cement, water pumps or special landscaping required!
Calming, cooling beauty - water features can bring another dimension to your garden.
Join us to learn how to make these simple, effective, sensory treats.
Complete the feedback... more

26 May, 2021 - 14:00

Join us for an online, live tabletop gardening demonstration via Zoom.
Hanging baskets with a twist -  try growing strawberries, tomatoes and flowers.
What would you like to grow in yours?
How to plant up hanging baskets to provide fruit, flowers and vegetables!
Complete the... more

12 May, 2021 - 14:00

Join us for an online, live tabletop gardening demonstration via Zoom.
Stimulate the senses of touch, smell and taste!
Herbs are so rewarding - easy to grow and provide lots of interactive opportunities.
Find out how to plant up a herb container and also how herbs can be used to... more

21 April, 2021 - 14:00

Join us for an online, live tabletop gardening demonstration via Zoom.
How to grow wild flowers and make seed bombs.
Seed bomb your garden - a fun way to spread a wild flower meadow! 
Complete the feedback survey at the end of the session to receive FREE wildflower seeds!

14 April, 2021 - 14:00

Join us for an online live session via Zoom  

Froglife’s Wildlife Gardening Workshops will help you enhance your local space for wildlife by learning about all sorts of wildlife features and how to improve your neighbourhood connectivity!
You will also learn about the wonderful... more

31 March, 2021 - 14:00

Join us for an online, live tabletop gardening demonstration via Zoom

How to sow and grow flowers you can eat!
Lots of colour, interest and tasty flowers for the garden this summer.

Complete the feedback survey at the end of the session to receive FREE seeds!

8 March, 2021 - 19:00

The popular, practical garden activity demonstration series continues this Spring 2021.
Upcoming LIVE ZOOM sessions include:

8th March, 19:00,  Project in a Poke

Froglife - encourage wildlife into your garden!
Edible Flowers- how to sow and grow... more

21 January, 2021 - 14:00

Join Trellis for a LIVE Zoom Gardening Activity Demonstration (approx. 50 mins)

Winter gardening joy - feed and watch the birds!

Join us and learn how to make a bird feeder, birdwatch from the comfort of your armchair and prepare to take part in... more

7 January, 2021 - 14:00

Join Trellis for a LIVE Zoom Gardening Activity Demonstration (approx. 50 mins)

Winter gardening joy - plant a mini Terrarium!

Join us and learn how to plant up a warmth loving indoor houseplant - a succulent.
No gardening... more

Click this link to Register for the event and your chance to receive your  FREE KIT -  Succulents  

10 December, 2020 - 14:00

Join Trellis for a LIVE Zoom Gardening Activity Demonstration (approx. 50 mins)

Winter gardening joy - plant these delicious crops!

Join us and learn how to plant these two tasty crops in Winter, for harvest next year.
No gardening knowledge... more

26 November, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join Trellis for a LIVE Zoom Gardening Activity Demonstration (approx. 50 mins) 

Bring gardening joy to the festive season!

Join us and learn how to plant indoor scented bulbs to bring fragrance and colour at Christmas and in the New Year!
No gardening knowledge required. ... more

Click this link to Register for the event and your chance to receive your FREE KIT - Jingle Bulbs pack  

12 November, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join Trellis for a LIVE Zoom Gardening Activity Demonstration (approx. 50 mins) 

Join us and learn how to grow tasty crops on your windowsill - year round tasty bites for your delight!
No gardening knowledge required. 

Bring gardening joy into everyone's lives this Autumn!... more

Click this link to Register for the event and your chance to receive your FREE KIT -  Year Round Windowsill Growing pack  

29 October, 2020 - 14:00

Bring gardening joy into everyone's lives this Autumn!

Join us and learn how to plant up a container of spring flowering bulbs
to bring you weeks of colour and joy, early next year.

Attend the interactive Zoom session:

- See how to plant up a Bulb... more