Then and Now

Having a clear out of the photo file today and I came across one of the first pictures taken in the garden.  I remember the day really well – it was July 2018 and I was measuring up to see how big the piece…

Older Peoples Day

We had an information stall at Stevenage Borough Councils Older Peoples Day event.  There were lots of stalls there for local organisations, showcasing the services that are available in the area.  We met lots of new people, gave out leaflets and pencilled in a…

Age UK Young Onset Dementia group come for another visit

We were really pleased to welcome the Age Uk YOD group back to our garden.  They noticed a difference – when they last visited there were no paths and the patio was still a stack of paving slabs! After a stroll around the garden…

Launching our first workshops for Carers

We are really proud to announce that we are launching our first set of workshops for Carers this August. The workshops are funded by Stevenage Community Trust.  The Trust was created in 1990 and is supported by local businesses and generous individuals to provide…

Open Day – A Sunny Success

Today The Red Shed Project hosted a Cupcake Day event to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.  We invited our neighbours at St Josephs Church to come along as well as the families of our Garden Club members. The cake table was loaded and…

An Anniversary………

A year ago today, two old friends met over a glass of wine. One was starting up a project providing garden therapy for people affected by dementia. The other was looking for ways to develop a piece of land at the school where she…

Dementia Friends

This is Dementia Awareness week and to do our part The Red Shed Project hosted a Dementia Friends talk along with our good friends and neighbours – St Vincents Primary School. The talk was really interesting, with lots of insights into how it may…

Easter Eggs and Bunnies and Tulips!

Today we hosted a workshop for the local Young Onset Dementia Group.  This group is run by Age UK and covers the whole of Hertfordshire.  We had a lot of fun with an Easter Theme.  Of course there was a bunny and of course…

Our new Garden Club is growing well

Since the launch of The Garden Club on Monday 4th March, the group has been busy growing in numbers and growing plants.  There are now 6 regular members meeting each week at our garden in Stevenage.  The garden itself is still under construction but…

Donations and Funding

In the last few weeks we have received some unexpected donations and secured funding to set up a pilot project at our site in Stevenage. We received cheques from Stevenage Rotary and a local metal detectorist group call 3CCDG.  Both organisations invited us to…