23/03/23 – Well someone’s been busy!
Firstly, we are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded funding from Denbighshire County Council Age Friendly Communities grant to take our nature and gardening sessions into Ysgol Trefnant School, working in collaboration with Connexions. There will be intergenerational ‘oos’and ‘ahhs’ as we study the natural world together.
Secondly, we are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Y Ty Gwrydd again on Clwb Natur /Nature Club at Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, thanks to funding from Brenig Wind Farm Ltd. Can’t wait to get growing.
1/02/23 – What a lovely session at Nature Through the Window. We didn’t need our spears after all!! Plenty of fascinating fossils though. If you live in Denbigh or environs, why not join us for our next one – a Prickly Affair – March 25th 2023.
14/11/22 – Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, King’s Garden has been able to present Holywell and Colwyn Bay Community hospitals with their ‘Virtual Grow4it’ resource. Patients can now access our unique nature studies at their bedside, at any time.
11/08/22 – Thanks to Denbighshire Dementia Aware funding, from October anyone of any age from Denbigh and environs, will be able to join us for our nature themed sessions with Dementia Friendly Denbigh. The sessions are inclusive for those living with dementia. We’ll explore the world outside our window by taking a close look at an animal or season. Through games, quizzes and presentations we’ll learn things we didn’t learn at school! Dementia Friendly Denbigh will be on hand to help raise awareness around the disease and signpost to appropriate agencies where needed. Watch this space for more!
26/06/22 – Thank you to Community Foundation Wales who have awarded us funding to progress our Nature Clubs / Clwb Natur with Y T Gwrydd Community Hub | Y Ty Gwyrdd | Denbigh Wales
20/4/22 – We had the pleasure of presenting Ruthin Community hospital with their Grow4it resource pack after a Prickly Affair
4/04/22 – Thanks to more funding from Llandudno hospital League of Friends, Colwyn Bay hospital League of Friends, AND Gwynt Y Mor, patients in these hospitals will now benefit from our nature studies (Llandudno), and table top gardening sessions (Colwyn), for a further 18 months.
We will also update and replant the borders in the garden at Colwyn Bay Community hospital. Can’t wait to get stuck in!
31/1/22 – More patients are benefitting from our unique interactive nature studies! Thanks to Community & Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) and Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC), our Grow4it project is continuing to Grow4it! With their support we are now delivering our services into 4 hospitals across North Wales. See what some patients of the have to say ….
“It changes the whole atmosphere, you know, the experience of being in hospital”
“I didn’t feel my pain at all during the hour. Better than drugs! It was sociable and interesting. More of the same please”.
“I haven’t felt my pain while I’ve been here (in the session). Really enjoyed it. Very interesting. Learned things”.
“I absolutely love them I do. I love coming to them every week. I look forward to them”.
“I really enjoyed that thank you. I got to use my brain! I hope I’m here next week for the next one”
“It’s made me want to start looking into it (the subject matter) myself”
“Really good. It helps you to focus. Learn things you can use outside of here…you take it home with you. Very interesting the times I’ve been”
See what a physiotherapist has to say ….”These studies provide patients with a much -needed distraction at a time when face to face visits with loved ones are severely restricted. They provide so much enjoyment at a time when patients are faced with worry and concern about hospitalization, and outcome of their hospitalisation – it is a form of safe haven where they are stimulated and encouraged to have different conversations to what they would normally have. Patients so much enjoy being in a group learning and sharing their own experiences of nature“
14/01/22 – Delighted to be able to present Colwyn Bay Community hospital, their Grow4it resource pack this week. Made possible with help from Community & Voluntary Support Conwy. Thank -you.
“Absolutely thrilled to get my King’s Garden hospital resource pack from the hugely talented Isa Lamb. Can’t wait to hit the wards and amaze the patients” (dementia support worker)
7/09/21 – Press release issued today by BCUHB – see below – ourGrow4it project keeps Growing4it!!
13/08/21 – GREAT NEWS we have received more funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to continue and develop our Grow4it project for another 12 months. Thank you.
20/4/21 – Following a very lively session, King’s Garden had the pleasure of presenting Holywell hospital ward staff with their Grow4it resource pack. Interactive nature studies among other things to be used to promote patient well-being, reduce boredom, promote socialisation and support rehabilitation.
If you are interested in the Grow4it project for your ward/hospital/hospice, please contact Isa on firstname.lastname@example.org
Groceries from the Garden Experience
Learn the practicalities of growing your own from your back door. A 2 hour long tutorial (refreshments included) – come armed with questions and a curiosity. You’ll be in the company of chatty chickens – but don’t believe everything they say! For bookings please contact –email@example.com
King’s Garden Presents….
Online nature studies for grown up children! Each an hour long, filled with fun facts and things to make you say “well I never!” If you would like to learn more about how your group could benefit and for bookings please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Interactive nature studies tailored to the needs and abilities of patients in hospitals and hospices. Promoting wellbeing and rehabilitation. Contact email@example.com for pricing and to see how we can help you.