Bedfords Park Walled Garden aims to promote health and well-being for residents of Havering and further afield. Since we opened in 2014, hundreds of people have benefited from our programmes.
Gardening and being outside is generally known to improve both physical and mental health. Yet there are many other benefits of spending time in our Walled Garden, depending on each individual. We tailor our programmes to individual needs, such as for young children (eg our Grow>Cook>Eat programme), older people (focused on reducing social isolation) and long-term unemployed (focused on building skills and confidence).
Below is some of the impact we measured in 2016 for these beneficiary groups.
In the past years we have realised that we can also deliver an impact outside the walls of our garden. In 2017 we will be working on further outreach programmes into nearby areas, such as Harold Hill, but also beyond. Please get in touch for more info.