A garden provides an environment that nurtures an individual to grow and connect with what is around them, it is vital for our physical and mental wellbeing. Evident throughout the pandemic, having easily accessible space outdoors was vital to us all.
Earlier this month, we welcomed our residents, staff, our Board of Trustees, YMCA Scotland along with our funders to be a part of the opening of the The Healthy Living Garden. Luckily the rain stayed clear, and the teas and coffees were flowing, as our guests were able to see the transformation of this previously underutilised space and talk with the volunteers, staff, and organisations that made it possible.
The Healthy Living Gardens provides our Auchmuty community with a new space to enjoy and socialise in, with the addition of a new playground, and free outdoor gym. Residents from both the ARCH and Farmhouse can also spend time growing their own food and taking care of the garden. Backed by a wonderful group of volunteers, who tend to the garden every Tuesday and Thursday the space is well maintained year round.