The Inverclyde Shed Community Gardens
Feel calm and relaxed
Studies show that all plants provide mental health benefits. Constantly seeing and being around plants help us feel calmer and more relaxed, thus decreasing levels of anxiety. Nurturing and caring for our plants can also reduce stress levels and boost our mood.
Engagement in community gardening has also been found to influence self-esteem, community gardening may have an association with other resilience factors closely linked with self-esteem, such as optimism.
Positive gardening in Inverclyde
Both gardens allow people to get involved with gardening in a relaxed and positive way, sharing the work along with learning from others as we work in groups to maintain the spaces through the growing seasons. Volunteer’s benefit from early access to a range of fresh home-grown vegetables that they have helped grow.
The activities that we get involved with at our gardens are:
Volunteer groups meet for weekly sessions, contact the Inverclyde Shed via this form, to find out about the latest timetables, which changes with the seasons.