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Gardens and Health Week 2019

Dalbeattie Community Allotment

Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th May

This year Scotland’s Garden Scheme will join sister organisation, the National Gardens Scheme covering England and Wales, to hold Gardens and Health Week in May.

The health and well-being aspect of being in a garden is a key element to our programme of garden openings this year. The physical and mental benefits of gardens and gardening are well known - when we’re stressed they can calm us and provide a wonderful head space to relax and for mindfulness.

Gardens and Health Week will give community groups, hospices, support groups and schools free access to participating volunteer’s gardens. The aim of this is to benefit people, who might not necessarily have the chance to visit a garden and show how therapeutic and inspiring garden spaces can be.

If you know a community group or school who would like to get involved, or you would like to open your garden to a visit between the 11th - 19th May, contact