Topic outline

  • Aims of the course and topics covered

    This guide aims to:

    • Help you establish, run and sustain a therapeutic gardening project.

    • Describe the main aspects of therapeutic gardening.

    • Highlight the areas that need careful consideration at each stage.


    Topics include:

    • What is a Therapeutic Garden?
    • The Team
    • The Target Group
    • The Garden: Seeking a Site
    • Designing a Garden
    • Planting
    • Staff & Volunteers
    • Attracting and Generating Money
    • Promoting your Gardening Project
    • Getting the Administration Right: Governance
    • Health & Safety
    • Insurance
    • Managing Funds
    • Record Keeping
    • Measuring Progress and Planning for the Future
    • Case Study

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