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Gardening for Wellbeing

Madley Plants
Event organized by Madley Plants

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Gardening. It makes you happy. It makes you feel good emotionally and physically. Please join us at Madley Plants on Saturday 21st April for our Wellbeing event.

Ben Poulter is a young local Hereford garden designer, who last year won the RHS Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Tatton Show and Best RHS Young Planting Design.

Ben will be talking about Gardening for wellbeing. How being active, outdoors and connected to nature can be beneficial to your health. He will be holding this talk at Madley Plants within a dementia friendly garden that he will have created for the event. Sensory gardens can provide a safe and stimulating environment for people with dementia. They might include different sections split into areas that are easy to understand and navigate including growing areas for active work, a well placed bench to sit and relax or a shady spot to escape the sun.

There will also be a Memory Walk, starting and finishing at the nursery. This will be led by the Alzheimers Society and will take in a 3 mile circuit of the beautiful countryside in and around Madley. The walk should last about 45 minutes and on your return to Madley Plants you can purchase tea, coffee, cake or ice-cream and enjoy listening to Ben’s talk at 12.30. For those of you not inclined to exercise, Ben will also be doing his talk earlier at 11.30. You don’t have to walk to have cake.

Please get in touch and let us know if you would like to take part in the walk so that we have an idea of numbers for the day. Either pop in or call us on 01981 784011 or you can message us via our Facebook page or email us at contact@madleyplants.co.uk. There is no charge, but we hope that you would like to make a voluntary donation on the day which will be split between the Alzheimers Society and the Madley Church Roof Project. Madley Church is a magnificent Grade 1 listed building, enlarged in the 13th Century as a focus of pilgrimage. As with any building of its age it is in need of careful upkeep.