If you, or someone you know, would like to find out more about either of these programmes please get in touch.
Our main aim...
...and the reason we created The Urban Garden, is to help people with mental health issues/other life challenges to gain confidence, improve their wellbeing, and move further towards work and education.
We run 2 onsite training programmes
“Gardening can boost our mental health”
If you are struggling with your mental health and/or are on a low income you can sign up for our courses in practical horticulture starting in September. You will learn a variety of gardening techniques in a professional environment while feeling good at the same time.
Level 1 City & Guilds in practical horticulture
Starts Wednesday 13th September
Every Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm for 12 weeks.
This is an accredited course with no previous experience necessary.
Level 2 City & Guilds in practical horticulture
Starts Friday 15th September
Every Friday 9.30am-12.30pm for 12 weeks
This is an accredited course. Some previous horticultural or gardening experience is desirable.
Venue: The Urban Garden, Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LZ
Our level 1 and level 2 courses will be starting at the beginning of March.
If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Sophia on 07877 846488 or [email protected]
Supported work placements –
For people who are unemployed and aiming to get back into work or further education, we offer 3-6 month supported work placements in our garden centre. Trainees receive excellent support and training in plant knowledge and customer care. This programme is run by our experienced Manager, Matt Smail, who set up the Grow Yourself social enterprise 5 years ago to help young people get back into work and training.