Seasonal Gardening - Ayrshire

My Garden, My Life: Seasonal Gardening Activity Programme - Ayrshire
Crossgate Care Home, Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire KA2 2EL
£265 per person

A rolling programme - current dates are:
6th September 2019 (Autumn)
8th November 2019 (Winter)
6th March 2020 (Spring)
8th May 2020 (Summer)

'The training session has given me more ideas of creative things to do especially for wet days where things can be tricky.' Delighted Trainee, Autumn 2019 session

This training course is for care professionals interested in encouraging their clients to take part in seasonal indoor gardening activities and tending an outdoor garden area.
No prior knowlege required.

Theory and practical learning sessions using the outdoor space for inspiration and activity, coupled with activity ideas for indoor sessions. An informal learning environment,inspiring staff to gain confidence in:

  • Indoor gardening activities
  • How to adapt gardening activity to suit your client group
  • Handling plant materials in a garden setting
  • Seasonal plant care
  • Activity planning
  • How to engage and encourage clients to take part in activity
  • Showcasing gardening within the care setting.

All materials provided.
Training pack includes: A1 poster to showcase gardening activity, a library of seasonal activity factsheets, Activity Planning Sheets, additional photocopyable resources.  
Certificate of Completion on each day (5 CPD points).
Cost £265.00 per person

It is possible to substitute/change the particular care staff member attending these sessions, at short notice, to accommodate staff changes/sickness/work rotas etc. This is a rolling programme ( pay for 4 days - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) which you can join at any time in the cycle. Future training dates will be posted as soon as they have been confirmed.

You may be eligible for funding to cover some training costs, search for grants here at