Blooming Gardeners was set up to take over the running of a garden project based in Invergordon, Ross-shire. This project has been running for over 20 years. Latterly it was being run by Highlife Highland for 15 years. In January 2019, NHS Highland withdrew the funding for the garden project and so Blooming Gardeners was created, thanks to the helping hands of our energetic committee and to some fantastic donations from Roy MacGregor and also from
Technip, (Evanton Spool Base)
and the amazing local community who helped raise over £6,000 of Crowd Funding!
Our focus is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of individuals with potential exclusion issues. We will do this through involvement in horticulture by providing:
> a safe and supportive environment to develop transferable skills and an increased sense of self-worth
> reducing isolation of individuals within the client group through opportunities to develop new and sustained friendships and improving their level of independence
> assisting the Client Group in developing awareness, understanding and
responsibility for their natural and social environment
> Encouraging social inclusion by involving volunteers and community groups in
horticultural and nature-based projects with the Client Group.
Our history can be viewed here and our future unfolds 🍀🌻🌿
Blooming Gardeners is run by a group of volunteers who are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would like to make a positive difference to someone with learning difficulties? Please get in touch for more information!