Over 40 people, representing over 32 gardens and organisations met at The Eden Project to discuss the opportunities for horticulture, gardens and the wider landscape in the roles of health and wellbeing.
Attendees were welcomed by David Harland, CEO of the Eden Project who shared the wider ambitions and partnerships the Eden Project is involved in.
Attendees had opportunities to visit some of the spaces that are used as part of their Social Prescribing and health and wellbeing initiatives. Over the one and a half day event we heard from NHS professionals as well as a number of gardens and Universities implementing and researching the beneficial role of interacting with nature on many levels.
There are a number of research papers associated with this topic, links to many of which are included in our resource booklet.
Resource Booklet PDF for the Health and Wellbeing in Horticulture and Gardens Training Day on the 13th and 14th September 2018 at The Eden Project
Deep Roots New Shoots Project Manager, Eden Project
Colin Porter, Founder of Landscape, Gardens and Health Network
Clare Chivers Associate Director, Workforce Transformation, Health Education England
Matthew Thomson CEO 15 Cornwall
Dr Iain Chorlton Chair Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group & Vice Chair of the Cornwall Health & Wellbeing Board
Eden on Prescription Manager
Dr Clare Hickman
Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Chester
Dr Becca Lovell
Lecturer in Biodiversity and Health at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Damien Newman, Thrive Training, Education, and Consultancy Manager