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Evergreen Gardeners

Evergreen Gardening Project

Using the museum gardens as inspiration, this monthly club for isolated and vulnerable older adults and their carers aims to encourage lifelong learning, reconnect people with the natural world and contribute to each individual’s sense of well-being. Activities are carefully designed so they are accessible for people with physical and sensory disabilities; content varies from planting, growing and baking, to ceramics, printing and other garden-related arts and crafts. 

For more information, please contact Feeling at Home Older People's Project Coordinator Lorna Cruickshanks by email

Click here to see more of our work with older people. 

Evergreen Gardeners 2012 - 2014

In January 2012 the Geffrye (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) began a weekly gardening and arts project for older people with additional needs and their carers. During 2013, the project expanded to include a community outreach programme.

To view the project gallery click here, to see a film of the project click here, to read the project evaluation report click here, to see the project recipe book click here and to view further project images click here.

Download the Evergreen Gardeners Activity Pack

All downloadable as individual adobe pdfs below or as one complete activity pack.

1. Introduction sheet 
2. Equipment and Advice
3. Pine cone feeder
4. Fast grow veg 
5. Hanging plant  6. Micro greens (double sided) 
7. Seed balls  8. Herb pots
9. Shortbread  10. Thyme crackers 
11. Veg pakoras  12. Crockery 
13. Decoupage seed boxes  14. Jam jar vases
15. Lavender bags  16. Pomanders 
17. Paint and pot up  18. Paper mache bowls
19. Gift wrap  20. Salt dough decorations (double sided) 

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