Gardening For The Mind

Mindfulness – Nature Awareness – Sensory Activities – Friendship

Gardening For The Mind

‘Gardening For The Mind’ is a six week course at the Abbey Physic Community Garden, running on Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Small groups create a relaxing atmosphere, ensuring everyone gets to know each other, and no one is left out.

Guided by Louise, a trained Forest School teacher, participants learn relaxation and mindfulness techniques; experience nature in a new way through sense-based activities; and bond as a group through shared experience and conversation.

This course is not just about personal growth either, it’s also a great way to make friends, and find out about and get involved with other activities at the garden.

Many tell us that the most important thing they got from the course was the friendship group they formed.

Most ‘Gardening For The Mind’ participants go on to regularly take part in, or even start up their own!) other groups and activities at the Abbey Physic Community Garden.

Is ‘Gardening For the Mind’ for me?

Everyone will take something from the course, you should definitely consider it if you would like to:

  • Get involved with activities at the Abbey Physic Community Garden;
  • Meet new people and make new friends in a relaxed, supportive environment;
  • Gain a greater appreciation of nature, the outdoors, and your own senses;
  • Learn techniques and exercises to ground yourself and cope with anxiety and stress.

For further information about Gardening For The Mind or to reserve your place on the next course please email Louise at

Please get in touch if you’d like to join us or see our Membership & Donations page.

For all general enquiries please email us at