UK horticultural therapy charity Thrive is opening it’s Old English and Herb Garden to the public this weekend as part of London’s Open Squares Weekend.
Entry is free and the garden is open between 11-16:00.
More information can be found here: http://www.thrive.org.uk/battersea-london.aspx
A great walled garden in the heart of beautiful Yorkshire countryside (I would say that being from Yorkshire myself!). Not only does it look great but it is run by the local community and offers a horticultural therapy service.
It is definitely worth a visit whether you are interested in horticultural therapy or not. However, save space for lunch at the vegetarian vine-house cafe where they use ingredients grown in the garden.
There is a small admission charge.
More about the garden and it’s horticultural therapy programme can be found here: http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk/horticultural-therapy/
The RHS, in collaboration with Mr Fothergills Seeds is giving away 30,000 packets of seed to community gardening groups (of which there are estimated to be 2,000) to plant edible patches in public spaces as part of ‘Britain in Bloom 2013’.
More information can be found on the The Potting Shed blog: http://www.thepottingsheduk.co.uk/thousands-of-communities-to-create-edible-britain.php