The Vanessa Gardening Project

The Vanessa Gardening Project provides a welcoming, safe place where people can work together with others outside of a mental health setting. Gardening can have so many beneficial effects on people, whatever their age or background. This project allows members to:

  • Discuss what you would like to gain from the project
  • Set some individual goals to work towards
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people & perhaps form new friendships
  • Build their confidence
  • Get out in the fresh air!

The group go down to the allotment in all weathers - if it is raining they like to enjoy a cup of tea whilst taking shelter in the polytunnel. On sunnier days, they potter about the allotment weeding the beds & growing their own vegetables to take home or share with other members of the group. 

The Vanessa Gardening Project meet every Tuesday 11.00am – 1.00pm at St.Marks Methodist Church Hall (Yeovil), to chat about the session prior to moving to the allotment. The sessions are free but please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. All abilities are welcome to join.

For more information please contact Faye (Gardening Project Coordinator) on 01935 474875 or email

I like where the allotments are situated, a little bit tucked away

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South Somerset Mind
Unit 4, Yeovil Small Business Centre,
Houndstone Business Park,
Yeovil, BA22 8WA

01935 474875

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