Training and Good Practice Sharing

Trellis Training

Trellis offers a variety of training opportunities in-person and online
Keep your Continual Professional Development (CPD) up to date and extend your gardening activity repertoire through a range of fun, practical training opportunities. The HAVE A GO and HAVE A GO+  range is suitable for those with little or no gardening knowledge:

NEW for 2022 In-person Events - Trellis Networking Seminars Connect with others at a therapeutic garden venue, garden tour and workshops. Aimed at those in care, health, education and community settings who wish to develop their therapeutic gardening practice/project. Non-certificated CPD. Venues across Scotland. Scroll down for details and registration.

HAVE A GO+  CPD certified training online Seasonal Gardening Activities Training Programme. Aimed at those in care, health, education and community settings who wish to support their clients to do tabletop gardening activities. These units will empower you with the confidence, skills and knowledge required to enable you to adapt gardening activities to your clients needs. No gardening knowledge required.The programme units are run seasonally in Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Each Unit £85
Click here for further information and access to a FREE taster Unit. 
HAVE A GO+ Resources  Activities Resource Packs, full of seasonal gardening activity ideas, are available to buy,  £14.99 from the online Trellis Shop  


HAVE A GO with our short LIVE ZOOM and GROWING SERIES online sessions. Aimed at those in care, health, education and community settings who wish to support their clients to do tabletop gardening activities. Tips on how to adapt or and engage your clients. No gardening knowledge required. Non-certificated CPD. FREE to access. Scroll down for details and registration.
HAVE A GO Resources
Stay Well and Garden resources and inspiration - helping you to garden with your group during COVID19 
Trellis Youtube channel showing a range of  Trellis Youtube 'How to...' videos - adaptable gardening activities to do at home /with your clients
Free to download Activity Sheets

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If you would like to suggest a topic or a venue for training please contact us on 01738 624348 or email info@trellisscotland.org.uk

24 November, 2022 - 10:30 to 12:30

Do you support people who have sensory impairments?
Free live, interactive, online two hour training course led by Deafblind Scotland with deafblind trainers, providing:
Specialist training delivered by a deafblind individual... more

10 November, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Create an easy-to-make floral decoration to be proud of! 
From the gathering and preparation of foliage and flowers to decorating and recycling containers, this activity provides a host of opportunities to adapt for all abilities and add to your tabletop gardening repertoire. Ideal for the... more

27 October, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Plant flowering bulbs to bring colour and scent indoors in December & January. 
Live demonstration; Q&A discussion - Guest Dr Linda Treliving, retired Consultant Psychiatrist - explore the benefits of gardening and how to adapt activities for your client group. 

Lots of ideas... more

13 October, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Spruce up your patio containers and hanging basket displays for the coming Autumn and Winter.  
Replant  for seasonal interest and colour and Spring flowering bulbs. 
Adaptive activities for indoors and out ! 

29 September, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Draw-a-long with Laura Cuppage Art
Learn 'how to' draw in this session and have a go at sketching a colourful seasonal garden flower – all abilities welcome.
Join the session with your pencil, paper, colouring pencils and eraser!
Taking part as a group?  Why not gather round the... more

1 September, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30

Patio fruit harvest: how, when and what to do with your fruit treasure! 
An abundance of fruit growing, harvesting advice and how to use your fruit as well as our adaptive gardening discussion. This week we have a focus on adapting activities for adults with Additional Support Needs - ... more

9 June, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Enjoy the Summer Garden!
Simple flower arranging, care of cut flowers, flower pressing and drying. Have fun using your summer flowering plants in a variety of activities
and take time for tea in the garden.
Join us for our engaging presentation and practical demonstration, with... more

26 May, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Organised especially for the Chelsea Fringe - Summer gardening joy!
Join us for a live tabletop gardening demonstration, online from Perth, Scotland.
Plant up a hanging... more

25 May, 2022 - 09:30 to 15:30

EVENT CANCELLED
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event, due to an insufficient numbers of Registrations at this time. We hope to be able to run a similar event in the future. Please Register your interest below and we will contact you with details. 

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5 May, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Summer is around the corner!
Time has flown since we first looked at planting easy-to-grow fruits in January. Find out how to grow and care for fruit including rhubarb,
raspberries, bramble and blueberries through the Spring & Summer seasons. You'll be surprised how easy it is to... more

14 April, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Prepare for Summer!
Pops of colour, delicious scents and tastes - plant a variety of summer flowering corms and edible plants for a feast of blooms to bring joy in July!
Join us for our engaging presentation and practical demonstration, with tips on how to adapt these activities for... more

31 March, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Spring is in the air!
Vegetables: carrots, peas, spinach and pumpkins! Pimp your patio with a Salad Box!
How to sow seed and care for these easy to grow vegetables in containers on your doorstep or patio. Ask your questions in our live Q&A discussion session. Learn food growing... more

8 March, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30

Embrace Spring with Emma & Joan's garden inspired crafts!
Make herbal bath bags for a relaxing, fragrant soak in the tub.
Create wildflower seed bombs and other delights to spread gardening joy early in the gardening year. A practical demonstration of engaging activities along... more

27 January, 2022 - 14:00

Fourth in the NEW Trellis Growing Series
Online training video and live Q&A session.
You'll be surprised how easy it is to grow a wide variety of fruit
in small garden spaces or pots.Plus top tips from a specialist OT on adaptive techniques
- so you can support your... more

13 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Third in the NEW Trellis Growing Series
Indoor Winter gardening activity - Online training video and live Q&A session.
Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from specialist Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get... more

6 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Welcome in the New Year with our feature on houseplants!
Brighten up January with plants indoors.
Caring for your plants - get up close and personal and give your plants a treat!
Join us for our engaging presentation and practical demonstration, with tips on how to adapt this ... more

25 November, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Easy to make floral arrangements!
Have a go at the kitchen table!
Make a decorative arrangement for a festive meal table, give as a gift or sell at your festive fair!

Join us online for a live demonstration of how to make a floral arrangement.
Including adaptive hints and... more

11 November, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Limited outdoor space?
No problem!
Create a garden space to enjoy...

No prior knowledge required.
Join us online for a live demonstration of how to use small outdoor spaces to create gardens to enjoy.
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to... more

28 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Mindfulness can enhance wellbeing and lift mood. 
In this LIVE Zoom special Workshop, learn how to use this practical, tabletop mindfulness activity to connect your clients with nature: Making a Mandala. This session is led by guest presenter, Deborah Becker, an Occupational Therapist... more

14 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Composting demystified!
What is compost?
How do you make it ?
Why use it?

The what, why, where and 'how to' of compost. No prior knowledge required.
Join us for a live demonstration on the art of making compost!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your... more

7 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

W​​​​ant to know how to plant up containers for Autumn interest?
Hanging baskets or summer flowering container plants looking a little tired?
No knowledge of how to?

Find out how to pep up your containers this Autumn and create fun gardening activity for your clients.
Join... more

1 September, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Second in the NEW Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their... more

18 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Want to increase your plant numbers?
Ever wondered how to take successful plant cuttings?
No knowledge of how to?
Join us for a live demonstration of how to create lots of young plants from just one!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to get the... more

4 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

First in a NEW  Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their gardening... 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


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.