Training and Good Practice Sharing


We NOW OFFER a variety of training opportunities online, as COVID19 is restricting our ability to offer face-to-face training:

All our training events are certificated and have CPD points awarded.

Our core face-face training courses are not yet available online - but we're working on it
Adaptive Gardening
Adaptive Garden Design
Health & Safety in the Garden
Along with Specialist Level training covers topics such as gardening with people with autism, dementia and cancer.


Trellis training courses are endorsed by the  

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

ONLINE Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme

Share the joys of life through gardening! 

NEW from September 2020 - Enrolling throughout the year.

To enrol click...

28 October, 2020 - 10:45 to 14:00

Running a gardening project?
Looking for inspiration as to how to engage with your community?
Manage, fund and run your garden project? 

Join this outdoor Study Tour: ...


To Register for this event please click here

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...


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

4 November, 2020 - 10:30

Join us with your cuppa for a chat online via Zoom on the 4th November 2020 from 10:30-11:30

Inspiration, ideas, and a chance to talk to others trying to run gardening groups whilst negotiating the Phases of the Covid-19...

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. 



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

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...


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

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

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.