Spring has sprung

Finally the days are a little warmer though there could of course still be more snow or freezing temperatures. However, snowdrops are nodding their beautiful heads so full of promise and hellebores of all colours, both speckled and plain are popping up to add joy to sitting on our decking which they are just below. […]

2021 is here

2020 has been a strange year for all of us whatever our circumstances and for many, a year with tragedy – my heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones. 2021 is here and I envision it being the roots that are as Rumi said rioting under the ground….”Don’t think the garden […]

Look closely with awe

The sun is shining today creating one of those beautiful autumn days that make your heart want to sing. The colours of the leaves even on one tree range from red to deep golden yellow through to some resolutely hanging onto green. Even the bark is beautiful. Take time to stop and look closely with […]

Brief update as we lockdown (again)

It has been a difficult year for most people including us here at nurturenature. However there is some good news to share and I am very optimistic about the garden being able to help many visitors next year including, importantly, individuals who are suffering mental health problems and/or physical consequences of Covid-19. It is being […]

Plants for sale – responding to Covid-19

These are very strange times indeed. As someone who is “extremely vulnerable” I am shielding at home with my husband, having everything delivered and then disinfected and allowing no-one else in the house. It feels very surreal. My husband is providing all the care normally provided by carers who cannot come onto the property as […]

Blog is back…….

It’s absolutely months, in fact over a year since I last made an entry in the nurturenature blog. One of my aspirations for 2019 is to make more regular entries so that anyone interested can follow what’s happening in the garden by reading the blog. (Though hopefully they will come and visit in person as […]

Hiccups…..

I realise it is rather a long time since my last post. I don’t want to end up writing a long rambling post that no-one can be bothered to read so I am going to try and briefly summarise the key messages I want to transmit in this post and then expand on anything I […]

Getting formal….constitution,charity or social enterprise, funding applications & more……

The concept of creating a sustainable therapeutic garden has been a vision of mine for at least two years now; that elephantine gestation period has allowed me and others committed to the project to really mull over what our hopes and aims for the project are and also, critically, to explore whether it is feasible (which we believe it […]

What is a therapeutic garden?

It’s easy say that we want to establish a therapeutic garden but it is also easy to argue that any garden is therapeutic…especially one of the key justifications for developing a ‘therapeutic’ garden is the evidence that gardening or even just being in a garden is therapeutic in the sense that has a positive effect […]

Fresh, fresh, fresh…….

Key to ethos and philosophy of the nurturenature therapeutic garden project and it’s associated endeavours is a wish to heighten awareness of the benefits of nature and gardening in all their forms to both physical and mental health. Part of this is sharing a message that it is possible for everyone, even if you only have a windowsill, […]