The garden has been designed to be a therapeutic work space, but also a place where volunteers can relax with nature. Volunteers will benefit from year-round activities such as the planting, pruning and harvesting, and the garden will provide a sensory experience of textures, scents and sounds from both flowers and intermingled vegetables. The garden will be accessible to people with mobility difficulties, including wheelchairs.
A new wheelchair accessible greenhouse will allow volunteers to propagate plants and sow seeds and experience the horticultural cycle from seed to harvest. This transformation cycle can be related to their own lives through concepts like birth, loss, struggle, nurture, blooming and enjoyment and satisfaction.
The Gaia Trust is fundraising for this garden with the intention to begin building it in the spring of 2022. If you would like to support the new garden by volunteering or providing funding or materials or indeed just to learn more, please contact us.
The GAIA TRUST
Matt Edworthy Park Place Eggesford Rd. Winkleigh EX19 8JN 01837 680171