Online Learning - Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme

HAVE A GO+ Online Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme
Each Unit £85

Share the joys of life through gardening activity in care, health, education and community settings 

Summer Unit available from 1st June - 31st August 2024
Part of the HAVE A GO+  Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme. Certificate issued on completion of each unit 10 hrs CPD. No prior gardening knowledge required.

These units will empower you with the confidence, skills and knowledge required to enable you to adapt gardening activities to your clients needs. This training unit will enable you to be confident in handling plant materials and organise gardening activities suitable for the Autumn season.
Gardening activities support wellbeing through opportunities for social interaction, physical activity, sensory stimulation, learning new and reviving old skills, as well as giving and nurturing. 
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The Summer Unit comprises these topic areas :

Summer - How Summer affects plant growth, Seasonal Signifiers
What can be done in the garden at this time of year.
Gardening Activities - Creating a Herb Planter, Potting-Up a Hanging Basket, Plants for Free - Taking Softwood Cuttings, Fun in the Garden - Engaging with clients and potential volunteers 
Specialist Techniques - Adapting gardening activities; Engaging your clients; The Importance of Planning & Reflecting on your Gardening Activities.

FREE Unit: An Introduction to Seasonal Gardening Activities 
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY This introductory unit provides a flavour of the certificated and assessed Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme. Try it out! Create an account at  
Gardening activities are fun, immersive and sensory, bringing many benefits to wellbeing. We aim to provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to try out the gardening activities in this taster unit, with your clients.


The HAVE A GO+  Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme is designed to boost your professional development with lots of practical gardening activities to engage clients and residents, both indoors and out, throughout the year. Support your clients:

  • Stimulate reminiscence, conversation and engage the senses
  • Enable meaningful, light-hearted interactions with staff, family & visiting community groups
  • Increase self-esteem through sharing skills and expertise
  • Demonstrate care e.g. promotion of physical activity & free choice
  • Provide distraction and pain relief for those with long term conditions

Be confident leading gardening activities:

  • No prior knowledge required
  • 4 units to choose from - Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter 
  • Practical training delivered by video and resources online - no travel, no fuss
  • Certificates awarded
  • Learn how to engage your clients
  • Adapt activities for different abilities
  • Plan & deliver appropriate activities
  • Gain confidence in gardening skills.
  • Easy to complete units
  • Resource Packs available to buy from the Trellis Online Shop 

     - contains all the Activity Sheets required for the Unit plus lots of additional gardening activitity ideas for you to carry out with your clients. Full colour print sheets and folder.

Units are available every year:

Spring Unit available    1st March - 31st May
Summer Unit available 1st June - 31st August
Autumn Unit  available  1st September - 30th November 
Winter Unit available    1st December - 28th February

To view courses and enrol, create an account at

For any further information please contact Course Creator: Jenny Simpson 

For an overview of all the training we offer, see Training and Good Practice Sharing | Trellis (

'It is fabulous. Aimed at exactly the right level. Not too technical and bogged down in gardening speak so to speak. Plenty of resources
.' Student, Spring Unit 2021
I feel much more confident about working with groups...'  
Student, Spring Unit 2021

'I've loved this course [Spring Unit] despite my hectic life at present and I am going to present this to staff as a good example of CPD in our Work-Linked Learning course!' Teacher of young people with learning disabilities

'Invaluable knowledge gained as I am no gardener and what I have learned will enable to me to carry out more gardening activities with confidence' Spring Unit 2021 Student

"Highly recommend this course; it is inspiring, extremely engaging, practical and relevant to many settings...” Gillian, Seasonal Gardening Activities Training student

'The course was well delivered and really helpful. I have a lot of take away information and material to build my sessions around. Thanks to all involved!' Summer 2022 student 

Thank you for this course - every time I do a topic I'm inspired to do more with my client group. I don't think any training course can hope to do more than that. Summer 22 student