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Dig This! Gardening for Happiness and Well-Being

Garden image for the UCL Dig This! Project at the Geffrye

Dig This! Gardening for Happiness and Well-Being has been developed by MA students from UCL Institute of Archaeology in collaboration with the Geffrye Museum. The project aims to promote the museum's Herb and Period Gardens as a place of healthier, more conscious living within the urban environment. By highlighting the Geffrye's gardens as an urban oasis, visitors are invited to explore the concept of well-being in the urban home garden and discover the influence and importance of gardens in our daily lives both in the past and today. 

The project comprises:

  • Primary source research on urban gardening over the past 400 years
  • A garden-based Audio Trail accessible to visitors through their mobile phones on 020 8588 1285
  • A programme of garden-themed events for all ages
  • Visitor research into attracting visitors to the Geffrye Museum's Herb and Period Gardens
  • Social media resources to support and promote the project, including a blog, and posts on the Geffrye Young People's Facebook page and Twitter

Listen to the podcasts:

1.Knot Garden 1 
2.Knot Garden 2 
3.Elizabethan Garden 1
4.Elizabethan Garden 2
5.Georgian Garden 1
6.Georgian Garden 2 
7.Victorian Garden 1
8.Victorian Garden 2
9.Edwardian Garden 1
10.Edwardian Garden 2


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