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Planting trees for World Peace

On every count, a tree is a great investment into our future, our health and well being and we hope that you will enjoy this new aspect of the Gardens. The idea is that we will plant a double line of trees, creating an avenue in the six acre field, bending around the Healing Spring [...]

What is Social Prescribing?

What is social prescribing? Social prescribing also known as community referral, is when GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals refer patients to a specific range of local, non-clinical services. Because we now recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing is a method of [...]

Why a Community Garden?

The concept of a a community gardens is so simple and yet it fills a multitude of purposes. Gardening together is great fun, it builds community, it keeps alive the skills of being able to ensure your supply of fresh wholesome food. It supports bio-diversity and in addition it helps to decrease pollution by limiting [...]

Success at Glastonbury Harvest Show

It was a joy to come together as a community and present the highlights of our harvest to the wider community of Glastonbury at the annual Harvest Show. Discussions and planning took place over a number of weeks; a group of our members stepped forward to participate in showing: Kerry and Richard; Rowena, Miranda and [...]

History of the Healing Gardens

I have just been asked for the History of the Healing Gardens and have been searching for some early articles. I can remember that it was very exciting when we started this project 7 years ago.  However, at this point I can't find the original articles that I wrote back then but here is something [...]

Healing Gardens Open Day 20th June 2015

  We dug, we cleared, we planted, we weeded. Strimmed, cut, laminated, mowed; painted and repainted and now the day was upon us! Preparations complete, those of us present gathered into a small gratitude circle ahead of our official start time, to share thanks and intentions towards the event. And then, people came! First, Nicole [...]

Growers invitation : Community Surplus Veg Sale

We are excited to tell you about a new community food initiative and to invite your participation.  We are holding a Community Surplus Veg Sale as part of our upcoming Annual Open Day and offer you the opportunity as a local food grower to sell or donate your surplus produce, as well as plants, preserves [...]

Adding wild greens to the feast

  “And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest” Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant   Visiting the gardens for the first time this spring, admiring the tidiness, the good order and [...]

An inspiring Open Day

We had lots of visitors to the gardens yesterday and some new members joined. What surprised me was that several people did not know that we are here and that they could join us. Please do help us get the message out and share this post with others so that the whole of the local [...]

Glastonbury Healing Gardens Open Day

You are warmly invited to our upcoming open day: Saturday 31st May 11am - 4pm 73a Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury BA6 8EP We are open to new members now! Come and visit our wonderful gardens on the side of Wearyall Hill. Find out how to join. Enjoy our beautiful organic produce. We look forward to [...]