Students benefit from the therapeutic powers of gardening to improve their mental health, reduce stress, and explore their creativity.

They also learn about health and safety and working as part of team. As well as developing dexterity, students grow in confidence and self-esteem whilst getting fresh air and exercise in a stimulating and friendly environment.

We learn about:

  • Basic gardening skills (filling pots, seed sowing, potting on and watering)
  • More advanced gardening skills (taking cuttings, feeding plants)
  • Looking after flower or vegetable beds
  • Garden maintenance (mowing, growing and planting)
  • Soil and compost production
  • Team working
  • Safe equipment use

Students can also work towards horticulture qualifications.