Visit our new wellbeing garden at Park Campus

Over the summer, we have been working hard to bring you a new garden and growing space!

Located at the bottom of Park Campus behind Broadlands lodge, you can expect to find raised beds with fresh veg and we’re currently working on creating a star shaped feature bed with seating alongside some other important finishing touches!  

Did you know that gardening is shown to reduce anxiety by 26% and a massive 30% of people are more likely to report their health as ‘excellent’ just by immersing themselves within nature?

This space has been designed for you and your wellbeing, a massive part of our Live Smart programme this year.

How can YOU enjoy the space?

1. Sit and Relax

The garden is for you to visit at any time as a peaceful place to take time out, meet with others or for a place to have lunch.

2. Come along to a regular session- Wednesdays and Fridays 2:30-4pm

Starting September 29th, our student Live Smart Co-ordinator Will, will host two sessions each week where you can drop by to meet others, make friends and dabble in some active gardening. No experience or specialist equipment necessary. Volunteers rewarded with harvested produce!

3. Collaborate with us – organise an activity for everyone

Is your society or sports team looking for a new kind of social? Or maybe you’re an individual with a talent to share! The garden is a great space for everything from volunteer afternoons to community picnics, yoga sessions or outdoor art classes. If you have an idea – get in touch!

4. Become a flexible volunteer

Outside of organised sessions, there are still lots of jobs to do from watering to weeding and managing the space. Could you spare a few minutes on your lunchbreak? Or pop by on your way home? Let us know and we’ll give a guided tour on the details.

What’s next?

Welcome activities

During the welcome period we’ll be holding a ‘garden party’ for students with drinks and cakes and the chance to explore the space. More details here.  

Naming the space

The garden doesn’t yet have an ‘official name’! We’ll be getting students’ thoughts through the early semester, so watch this space!

How can I find out more or get in touch?

Our student Live Smart Co-ordinator, Will, will be overseeing the garden’s activities. You can drop him a line on any of the above here:

How can I keep up to date?

Follow us on social media Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and keep an eye on our Instagram highlight here for progress!

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