Let’s Grow Together – Online Therapeutic Community Gardening Course


Are you considering starting your own therapeutic gardening project, but are not sure where to begin? Or have you already got a location or operating garden, but would like support in taking it to the next level?

With over two decades of experience in developing therapeutic gardening projects at our Growing Together gardens, Trust Links is offering a unique 6-month blended learning course, ‘Let’s Grow Together: Developing a Therapeutic Community Gardening Project’.

I’ve learnt so much from the course, across all the topic areas we have covered. As well as growing in learning and confidence as a new project lead, I’ve really benefitted not just from the wisdom and experience of members of the Trust Links team and other members of the cohort – but also from their cheerleading and moral support. – Course Attendee

The therapeutic gardening course at a glance

  • 1-hour online introduction session (compulsory)
  • 6 x monthly 2-hour online learning sessions (compulsory)
    • Getting started: Project aims and garden design
    • Sustainable funding and building partnerships
    • Staff, volunteer and member management
    • Behind the scenes
    • In the garden: Therapeutic activities and sustainable practices
    • Evaluating impact and course summary
  • Up to two 60-minute 1:1 coaching and support sessions with an experienced member of the Trust Links team (optional)
  • 2 days of work experience at our Growing Together Gardens in Essex (optional)

Those participating in the therapeutic gardening course receive copies of all learning materials, access to a comprehensive manual on how to set-up a therapeutic garden, and an invitation to join our Let’s Grow Together network.

Course Pricing

This fantastic course is accessible via a one-off fee of just £50.

We don’t want this fee to be a barrier to individuals or smaller organisations, or to anyone experiencing financial hardship. If you would like to discuss being considered for a reduced rate, please specify this on your application.

I feel I have gained a really great all-round knowledge from a much more experienced organisation on what it takes to successfully run a therapeutic horticulture service. Access to such a wealth of knowledge in the Trust Links team has been amazing, being able to ask questions specific to what was happening for us at that particular time was so valuable. – Previous attendee

When will the course take place?

Applications for this year’s course, taking place between March and September, have just closed. We hope to run the course annually, so please check back here towards the end of 2023 when applications for next year’s course will open.

For any enquiries about the course, please contact