Cultivating Futures 2017
17 July, 2018 - 11:30

Trellis are off to HMP Dumfrieson the 17th July to see the 2018 Cultivating Futures exhibition of pallet and container gardens. Entries are from prisons across Scotland and in its 2nd year, has attracted entries from a criminal justice in the community SACRO garden too! The exhibition aims to... more

14 June, 2018 - 10:00
Adapting gardens, gardening techniques and activities to enable people with a variety of abilities to take part in and enjoy gardening. The day offers insights into adapting gardens, gardening techniques and activities to enable people with a variety of abilities to take part in and enjoy gardening... more
14 May, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
OUR APOLOGIES THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN Gardening for Beginners PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL at Would you like to develop your own gardening skills and knowledge? Want to support and develop... 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 "


Keep your therapeutic gardening Continual Professional Development up to date with our range of training workshops.

Trellis CPD 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

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