The Brunswick Hub, a mental health and wellbeing centre in Leamington Spa, received a Grow Wild wildflower seed kit in summer 2020 and used it to develop their community garden, with the help of volunteers.
Wellbeing Officer Theresa said: ‘More people have been using the space since we reopened – even coming just to take five minutes in it, as it’s such a beautiful area to be in.
Members of our regular groups have also become involved in the actual gardening as well, which has its own wellbeing benefits! We’re already sourcing seeds and plants ready for spring next year. We have a dementia group, and so I’m really hoping we can get out there in spring to paint pots and enjoy the other activities in the garden itself.
Many of the visitors to our garden don’t have access to green space where they live, so when COVID-19 first hit the UK, even very early on, people were able to come to the garden for their daily exercise and enjoy the space. It’s been a bit of a lifeline for people.’