Keep your therapeutic gardening Continual Professional Development up to date with our range of training workshops.
All our training events are certificated and have CPD points awarded.

Foundation Level day training courses are available and run annually:
Adaptive Gardening
Adaptive Garden Design
Health & Safety in the Garden
Bitesize Gardening

Along with Specialist Level training covers topics such as gardening with people with autism, dementia and cancer.
Whilst Networking Events offer the chance to meet other like-minded gardeners in your local area to share knowledge and good practice.
See below for all times and venues.

Trellis training courses are endorsed by the  

If you would like to suggest a topic or a venue for these sessions please contact us on 01738 624348 or email

9 October, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30

Gardening with groups?
Want to understand best practice?
How to tackle risk assessment?
Using and storing garden tools?
And many other health and safety aspects of running a gardening project.... more

24 October, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:30

SPECIAL OFFER Two training sessions for the price of one!
Book a morning session and get the afternoon session free on our popular

Bitesize Gardening Activities training courses... more

25 October, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:00

This session is for anyone wishing to better understand how to:

  • conduct a garden site analysis
  • consult with and respond to the needs and aspirations of garden users
  • formulate a relevant design brief from which to take a garden design forward.... more

What people say about our knowledge, skills and good practice sharing events:

 "an absolutely brilliant day - I gained an enormous amount from it and really appreciate the time spent on putting this together." 

"I hadn't appreciated just how much of an understanding of working with people from all walks of life could be gained by listening to such specialised and committed carers - everybody who works with anybody should be attending these events "


Looking for training in all aspects of therapeutic gardening?

Trellis runs a programme of training events open to all on the many aspects of therapeutic and communty gardening. These training events can be valuable in broadening and updating your Continual Professional Development (CPD). 
Topics include:

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Gardening
  • Adaptive Gardening Techniques
  • Year Round Planning for Gardening Activities
  • Basic Gardening Skills
  • Advanced Gardening Skills
  • Gardening for the Elderly
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment for Gardening Projects
  • Income Generation
  • Social Enterprisefor community and theraeputic gardening project

These are advertised here and on our homepage as well as in our ebullitins and social media.

Did you know that we also offer on-site courses specially designed for your group?
Is it difficult for your team to get off site to attend training?
Would you be be interested in a course tailored to the needs of your team?
Would you like to develop your professional skill in therapeutic gardening?
Trellis is the national networking organisation for therapeutic horticulture in Scotland . Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in therapeutic horticulture. Experienced trainers can deliver tailored courses specifically designed for your requirements.
If you would like to discuss your individual/groups training requirements and tailored courses please call us on 01738 624348.


RCHS Grow and Learn
Recognition of Achievement in Horticulture Award 
This is a learner centred programme suitable for those with complex  learning needs. The award scheme is tailored to individual learning needs based on personal learning plans and assessed though a portfolio recognising acievements and progress in core horticultural skill such as cultivation, seed sowing, composting, propagation and plant care.
For more information see the RCHS Grow and Learn web pages
For further information contactRCHS Grow and Learn
Click here for the Grow and Learn leaflet.


Funding sources for training

ILA Scotland ILA 200 is a Scottish Government scheme to provide funding for courses such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and IT skills. Employees and employers can find out more about ILA funding by visiting the ILA Scotland website or calling 0808 100 1090 to discuss directly with an ILA Scotland adviser.

The Scottish Social Services Council have a list of training funders available at