Dementia Inclusive Gardening Workshop


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Gardening Fun in a Window Box!

In this workshop we will explore how create a beautiful small scale dementia friendly garden suitable for a window box, planter or small flowerbed. Our host Joyce Fitzpatrick is a qualified Social and Therapeutic Horticulturist and will show how to grow lots of colourful plants easily on a budget for delight all Summer through! Joyce will use her knowledge of sensory enriching plants to help you select ones to support physical and psychological well being.  She will be also on hand to give tips on how to improve the garden that you already have.

Open to:  Those living with dementia, family carers, healthcare professionals, activity coordinators, community leads etc.

Date: Wednesday, 20th July | Time: 10am to 2pm

Venue: WALK – Green Kitchen Café/ Garden Shop, 12 Walkinstown Green, Walkinstown, Dublin, D12 AW22

Price: Tickets are €70 and include light refreshments and a beautiful potted plant for you to take home! There is also the option to purchase this item bundled with a book from our store – please select the bundle option for more information

The outdoors provides a wide range of opportunities for engagement, occupation and activity for a person with dementia.

The benefits of dementia-friendly garden activities:

  • Provides gentle sensory, social and cognitive stimulation
  • Increases well being, reduces stress, and improves orientation to time and place
  • Provides opportunities to enjoy the therapeutic effects of nature
  • Reminds a person of familiar roles and memories
  • Helps maintain flexibility and muscle tone


Disclaimer: The scheduled workshop is run based on a minimum number of attendees. Engaging Dementia reserves the right to cancel or postpone the workshop in the event of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient numbers. Places are offered on a first come first serve basis and places cannot be guaranteed until confirmation full payment of cost is received.

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Workshop, Workshop Bundle 1, Workshop Bundle 2


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