Beating the Lockdown Blues

It has been such a pleasure to re-open The Red Shed garden gates and dust off the ‘lockdown blues’. Everyone has returned safe and well and we have gained lots of new participants too. Being outside again, joining in the activities and being together…

an exciting relaunch

This time last year we were launching our garden club for people who are diagnosed with dementia when they are younger than 65. COVID put a bit of a dampener on our efforts but we have funding in place and the government roadmap allows…

Having an Opinion

We are really pleased to have been invited to join in a research project with The University of Hertfordshire. The Stevenage Dementia Involvement Group aims to provide opportunities for people with experience of dementia to influence dementia research and the planning of new services…

Keeping busy, staying connected

Although our dementia garden is closed due to COVID restrictions, we are still delivering activities and keeping in touch with our regular participants at home. It’s really important to stay connected as feelings of isolation are never far away in these difficult times. Our…

Deck the Doors with boughs of Holly

Creating, learning and getting together – just what we all need……….

This week we ran several craft workshops – in the warm and dry thanks to our neighbours St Josephs who lent us their hall. The workshops were a chance to learn something new. We used willow to make lanterns, carved happy pumpkins and were…

Happy Birthday The Red Shed!

Its two years since The Red Shed Project was first registered and we are so pleased and a little amazed by what has been achieved. We were really lucky this week to have a visit from a professional photographer – Stephanie Belton. She came…

August Abundance

At The Red Shed garden we have got some wonderful vegetables growing. They have all been planted from seed, probably by one of our gardeners while they are seated on the patio and perhaps in their wheelchair. Because they are relatively quick to grow,…

Let’s Get Going!

After months of lock down, we are now able to open our garden gate again. First to come back to The Red Shed garden was our Garden Club. It was great to see everyone. We had to split into two 1 hour sessions to…

Keeping in Touch

We have been sending out regular updates to all our Garden Club members and volunteers. As well as letting people know what’s going on in The Red Shed garden, we have included: pictures folk have sent to us, some gardening tips, interesting facts and…