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Grow: Art, park & wellbeing

Improving mental wellbeing

GROW: Art, Park & Wellbeing

GROW is a project that promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing of an individual.

Working within our beautifully designed Art Garden by landscape garden designer Sarah Price and within Whitworth Park, participants have the opportunity to learn a variety of horticultural techniques and engage with our collections.

The aim of this project is to help individuals to acquire new skills, rebuild confidence and to provide opportunities to engage with others socially in a safe and culturally inspiring environment.

Sessions are delivered every Tuesday, from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

To book a place on GROW or to make a referral please contact our Cultural Park Keeper, Francine Hayfron, on 07795 128868.




Art in Nature

Tuesday 6 March - Tuesday 1 May 2018

1pm - 3pm


This short course is about seeing the garden through an artist's eyes and connecting with nature to inspire creativity.

Learning to look after your wellbeing by: slowing down, taking notice and learning some new skills in art, photography and mindfulness.

Most importantly, this will be time to meet other people in a calm inspiring space and simply enjoy the experience. 


Suitable for all skill levels.

All materials and equipment provided. 


To book a place, make a referral or for more information please contact or call 07795 128868.

This project is created in partnership with Recovery Pathways – Wellbeing through Art People and Places