My love of plants is lifelong and The Green World was one of the first steps which led me to develop my own therapeutic practice. I am a keen allotment and indoor gardener, taking personal advantage of its therapeutic wonders in my leisure time. Any little space in our environment, and in our lives, can be enhanced by plants.
As a qualified Horticulturist and Garden Designer I have worked in horticulture and landscape architecture, both commercially and within community organisations since 2001 and more recently in further education as a Lecturer.
What Is Therapeutic Horticulture?
Therapeutic Horticulture uses plants, gardens and outdoor green spaces to help improve our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. It allows us to learn new skills or improve existing ones, and to develop our communication, interaction and connection with each other and our environment. Therapeutic Horticulture offers a greater understanding that we are Nature, and not separate from it, and by nurturing new life and growth, it gives us the opportunity to nurture ourselves. I have seen first hand the transformative effects and how gardening can develop our learning and, in turn, our confidence and gives us a sense of purpose, personal achievement and fulfillment.
How Can It Help?
Gardening can help support recovery from stress and trauma, providing a rehabilitative environment, no matter what our life experiences have been. It can also provide us with an opportunity to learn more about food growing, deepening our connection and understanding of where I food comes from. It is incredibly satisfying to eat something you have grown yourself - not only does it taste wonderful but we reap the benefits of the time, energy, dedication, love and care we put into its growth.
Gardening is an inclusive activity, suitable for all ages and all levels of mobility, learning ability and skill, and we don't need to know about plants or growing to be involved and reap the benefits.
Private One To One Therapeutic Horticulture Sessions
My private one to one sessions combine therapy and gardening, including aspects of meditation practice, connecting with the Earth, Energy Therapy and plant spirit medicine. The sessions are facilitated in your own garden, green space or indoors with your houseplants. They are suitable for everyone but are especially suited to those with physical, mental or emotional mobility restrictions including life limiting illness, chronic health conditions, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and phobias such as agoraphobia. The sessions are currently only available if you are within the Glasgow area. Prices begin at £65 for a 60 minute session, dependent on where you are located in Glasgow. Please contact me using the form below for more information.
Social Engagement and Community Projects
If you are a community organisation and would like to contact me about my services, please get in touch using the form below.
Please note: Currently my focus is on social and therapeutic engagement projects however if you are looking to design and develop a sensory border, medicinal garden, potager, food growing area or other dedicated small green space in your own garden, I occasionally take private clients - please use the form below to enquire.
Therapeutic Horticulture Enquiry
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