Our organic Kitchen garden gives us the chance to work outside on different seasonal projects. You can learn how to sow, plant, care for and harvest a wide range of fruit, vegetables, herbs and other plants using organic methods. We have a vegetable garden, greenhouse, wildlife garden, herb garden, wall-trained fruit, lavender walk and fruit trees.
I would just like to say how much I appreciated the facilities in the occupational therapy department at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. For me, the most important was the organic gardening. I learnt a lot, which I will be able to put into practice now I am home. It was also really good to be outside in the fresh air
What do you need?
It is useful to have your own boots and outdoor jacket, but we can provide appropriate footwear and rainwear, if necessary
What are the benefits?
The therapeutic benefits of horticulture are well- documented, and gardening has long been used as a healing medium for a range of mental health problems.
"Horticultural work, apart from providing its own intrinsic benefits, enables skills to be learnt which can be used to obtain employment. All of these effects help self-esteem and well-being