Community Wellness Garden comes to life
A ‘Community Wellness Garden’ on the Perth College UHI campus has come to life with the planting of two apple trees, as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. The Garden aims to improve health and wellbeing in the community by creating a space to relax.
The Launch Ceremony, held on 19 January was hosted by the Development Trust at Perth College UHI who are managing the Community Wellness Garden project. Invitees included Development Trust and Committee members and supporters and students and staff from the Horticulture department.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative inviting people to ‘Plant Trees for the Jubilee’ to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her exceptional service and celebrate her platinum Jubilee. It also aims to promote the importance of trees, creating a legacy which will benefit future generations.
Fiona Leslie, Development and Alumni Relations Manager said: “We’re thrilled to see our community wellness garden starting to come to life with the inaugural planting of two apple trees. We’re grateful to Alex Butter Landscaping for kindly donating them.
“The creation of the garden will enhance the existing sports facilities and provide a space to reflect and rejuvenate, subsequently improving health and care practices. We see the garden playing a pivotal role in the wellbeing of both the College and the wider community - breaks from studies, meetings, lunch hours and evening relaxation could be spent enjoying the benefits of the garden - gathering thoughts and renewing energy.
“These trees will also provide a legacy for our hospitality students, with the apples available for years to come.”
You can see more information on the project – and a video of how the project might look.