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Evidence-based research demonstrates how gardening, design and nature-based practices may improve health and wellbeing. 

Greensong workshops, activites and courses teach practical skills.  


Being in Nature naturally releases endorphins, dopamine and other hormones which produce good feelings. This increases our sense of happiness and subjective well-being, promotes relaxation, can lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, enhance immune system functioning, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve mood. 

Gardening groups can provide many additional health and wellbeing benefits including decreased social isolation and increased social inclusion. These styles of groups may blend people from different socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, age-groups and people with varying physical and mental health issues.  Garden members from disadvantaged situations may be referred by partners and healthcare providers who realise that nature and social ties have a vital positive health effect.  Community gardening enables people to feel a great sense of purpose in coming together with a shared vision, learning and developing skills, maintaining healthy behaviours and enjoying the increased social and physical activity through gardening and horticulture activities.


Horticultural Therapy (HT) utilises structured plant-based activities for the purpose of healing, rehabilitation and wellbeing. These activities may be taken indoors and are tailored for the individual or group of participants. 

Gardening research

Scientific evidence demonstrates nature, parks, gardens and gardening are good for our biopsycholosocial wellbeing (biological/physical, psychological/mental health and social health)


A lot more evidence based research about the benefits of nature can be found HERE
Workshops and programs may be tailored specifically to the needs of clients.

This may include:


Who for?

  • teachers and students

  • families 

  • individuals

  • carers

  • healthcare providers

  • Social inclusion programs

  • community gardens


Max 3 sessions per day


Deb Punton

Contact for more information or quote

Please note:

Deb is not a psychologist, carer or counsellor and unable to support individuals in a mental health crisis.  Participation includes activities, group work and extension opportiunities.  A personal carer or support worker may also register for a workshop to accompany a participant to support them in their enjoyment of a program or workshop. 

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