Winston Churchill and Horticultural Therapy

I am delighted and somewhat humbled to announce that I have been awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to research and experience horticultural therapy practices in North America.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funds people to travel and visit places carrying out best practice in their professional field. The Trust started after the death of Winston Churchill and people have been travelling under the Trust since the 1960’s. At present the Trust offers 125 fellowships each year.

This is generally the main reason things have gone a little quite on this blog recently as I have been organising flights, accommodation and visits.

In order to raise the profile of the Winston Churchill Trust and not to hijack this one I have set up a separate blog which will document my thoughts, feelings and findings as I progress throughout the project. This blog can be found here: http://thetravellinght.wordpress.com/

More information on the Churchill Trust can be found here: www.wcmt.org.uk I fully recommend looking at the website and considering an application. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with, very supportive and understanding throughout.

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Helmsley Walled Garden – Yorkshire

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/

Therapeutic and Healing Landscape Design Videos

Bit of a delay between postings but I am back it and came across this video playlist from the Therapeutic and Healing Landscape Design website.

The playlist includes videos from Chicago Botanic Garden, Healing Gardens at The Cheri Amore Garden of Hope, Illinois and the Henry Ford Hospital.

http://wn.com/therapeutic_and_*healing_landscape_design*