How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing


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GROW: Art, Park and Wellbeing

Green spaces offer opportunities for being physically active, for learning new skills and to connect with the natural environment, which can all have positive benefits for wellbeing.

GROW is a project that promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing of an individual. It works with groups within the local community whose service users are experiencing social isolation or dealing with issues around mental health, such as anxiety or depression.

Working within our beautifully designed Art Garden by landscape garden designer Sarah Price and within Whitworth Park, participants have the opportunity to learn a variety of horticultural techniques and engage with our collections.

The aim of this project is to help individuals to acquire new skills, rebuild confidence and to provide opportunities to engage with others socially in a safe and culturally inspiring environment.

Sessions are delivered every Tuesday, from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

To book a place on GROW, for more information or to make a referral please contact our Cultural Park Keeper, Francine Hayfron, on 07795 128868 or email at:

This project is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Jo Malone London.