Breaking Ground garden project

Breaking Ground is a social and therapeutic horticultural service for people living within North Ayrshire.  It offers support, training and recovery for individuals experiencing short-term  mental health problems. As a green prescription therapy, individuals are referred to the project from health service organisations. By taking part in outdoor gardening and conservation  projects, you can:

  • develop new skills
  • enjoy a weekly routine with goal orientated activities
  • meet and socialise with others
  • improve your general health and wellbeing
  • gain self-confidence and self esteem
  • learn about plants, natural history and conservation
  • improve your local community

Together the group works towards enhancing the park grounds to:

  • encourage wildlife
  • provide enjoyment
  • and provide a resource for the public, schools and other organisations

Participants take part in a nine month calendar of gardening activities. They will experience growing throughout the changing seasons and learn about plant care, propagation and garden maintenance. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with temporary mental ill health and could benefit from the therapeutic benefits of horticulture, please get in touch for more information.