Promoting Wellbeing in the Garden (online) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

In this course you will be exploring the ways in which gardens and gardening can support your own and others’ wellbeing. Being surrounded by nature is intrinsically calming. The course will help you in creating a space around your home that not only promotes a sense of wellbeing but supports aspects of your physical health and wellbeing too. In addition you will be learning about how gardens can be used to support people with mental health issues or forms of dementia. It is becoming increasingly clear how beneficial gardening can be to wellbeing and mental health.

This year has been very challenging for many during the COVID-19 lockdown and there has been a huge growth of interest in horticulture and how it can help with issues of mental and physical wellbeing. The course was developed to focus on these issues in a supportive online learning environment.

We are running this course again following its success last year. It is delivered by a senior member of our horticulture team with long experience in the industry.

During the 4 sessions you will have the opportunity to learn about methods to promote well-being in the garden, learn about areas of research into the area of mental health, examine the impact of projects such as Horatio’s garden as well as working in discussion groups to share experiences of how gardening has impacted on your life.

Assessment Methods

This is a non accredited course and includes no formal assessments.

Progression Options

We run a number of RHS accredited courses for adult learners in Horticulture at levels 2 & 3. There are also a range of online virtual evening classes on other specialist horticulture topics during the year

Course Summary

Course Title Promoting Wellbeing in the Garden (online)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course excepting an enthusiasm to learn more about promoting wellbeing in your garden in the company of like-minded individuals.

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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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