Tweedmill and Age Connects grafting together for gardeners’ delight
Dig this! The popular regional shopping outlet and the empowering older persons’ charity have joined forces to promote wellbeing for carers and those they care for.
Tweedmill, St.Asaph, has been host to a garden developed by Age Connects North Wales Central, Denbigh, since 2015. The garden was designed to support those living with dementia to engage with the natural world and use gardening tasks in a constructive and therapeutic way.
The successful Perennials project is set to bloom thanks to the continued support of Tweedmill. Perennials, will be focusing on sowing seeds of hope and, cultivating community connections for anyone in a caring role and for those they care for; to participate together in the development of a ‘stroll garden’ at the site, learn more about gardening, pass on their skills or simply enjoy light gardening duties without the responsibility for the garden.
Participants will be able to grow food and flowers to take home and will be working together with a local school. Following the sessions, gardeners may choose to enjoy some retail therapy and a cuppa at the prominent attraction. Russell Booth one of the owners of Tweedmill says “It is important that Tweedmill works with and supports local charities, so as to give something back to the community in appreciation of all their loyal customers”