Occupational therapists and physiotherapists at the Trust ran a whole week of events to celebrate National Gardening Week and raise awareness of the diversity, richness and cultural value of gardening.
Gardening helps to keep people active and to reduce stress levels, and that can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other associated lifestyle diseases.
Keen to share their passion for plants, they set up a variety of theme-related stalls at Eastbourne DGH. Themes included ‘Language of flowers’, ‘Vegetables at my door’ and ‘Mindful gardening’
Rosy Shrubbs, Occupational Therapist at ESHT said: “National Gardening Week provided a wonderful opportunity for a bouquet of Allied, Health Professionals to promote the wider benefits of gardening as a meaningful occupation – and leave everyone smiling not sneezing!”