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Breaking Ground 


History of "Breaking Ground"

The Breaking Ground garden project has been running at Eglinton Country Park since spring of 2011. Originally set up as a Green Gym by BTCV in 2009, the group is now self-running with the Ranger Service taking lead role. Our clients are mainly GP referrals with a range of medical conditions; from mild depression through to brain trauma and post operative recovery, to long term learning difficulties. The aim of the group is to give people an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, develop a regular routine, and to improve mental and physical well-being in an outdoor setting. We encourage our clients to take part in warm up activities to prepare their bodies for physical activity, helping to improve circulation and mobility whilst experiencing a diverse range of practical tasks from digging ponds, erecting fences, planting trees and shrubs to general gardening tasks. 



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