Vanessa Gardening Project

Our knowledgeable and friendly gardening co-ordinator, Faye (Below) runs this 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 and Saturday 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


This project is supported by the Somerset Community Foundation.

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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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