Our biodynamic garden provides the setting for our gardening and herb workshops. Bio-dynamic gardening draws upon the work of Rudolf Steiner, emphasizing the use of manure and compost rather than artificially created fertilizers. In addition, plants are grown in accordance to the astrological calendar. Learn more about it here
Our gardener would often say that nature is the best therapist. Sunshine and rain, feeling the wind and digging the earth all nourishes the senses and reconnects us with our life forces. The beatify of the flowers are like a medicine for the heart and soul, bringing the gift of inner calm and tranquility.
The benefits of the garden are not limited to our services users, as it is open to the public from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.
From the 16th November 2019 we are pleased to welcome Hans-Gunther Kern to the Blackthorn Garden, who will be running a modular course for people who are interested in bio-dynamic gardening. The course is entitled "Introductory Bio-dynamic Gardening, Grow Your Own Health" For more details click here
In 2017 we began fundraising for a new Healing Garden, kindly designed by our Landscape Architect, Marian Boswall. Click on this link to watch Marian describing her vision back in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZHzvFAmH20