The Well Gardened Mind – an interview with Sue Stuart-Smith

In the first in a series of articles about the people who inspire me, I spoke to psychiatrist, psychotherapist and Author Sue Stuart-Smith about her book The Well Gardened Mind and some of her thoughts on life after lockdown. I became aware of The Well Gardened Mind in May last year when my father presentedContinue reading “The Well Gardened Mind – an interview with Sue Stuart-Smith”

Build your own bug hotel for National Gardening Week

I love reusing and recycling materials to create wellbeing gardens with my clients. There’s something really rewarding about rescuing something that would have been thrown away and turning it into something amazing. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you how to make some beautiful things for your own gardens, starting with this luxuryContinue reading “Build your own bug hotel for National Gardening Week”

How can therapeutic gardening help during the pandemic?

It all begins with some blooming good ideas! For many of us the rapidly changing pandemic landscape has unsurprisingly led to increased anxiety. Daily routines can change at very short notice as the Government introduces new restrictions with no timescales for things getting back to normal. For Chris, and other people living with autism, theseContinue reading “How can therapeutic gardening help during the pandemic?”