The annual Garden RELEAF festival is coming up again, and involves independent garden centres around Australia hosting and running informative and fun activities and events designed to encourage people to get stuck into their gardens. Taking place on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of March, the focus is on how gardens and plants can enrich both our lives and our health, and on gardening as therapy for both physical and mental problems.
This year, there will also be a focus on incorporating play spaces and multipurpose spaces into your garden. Join the fantastic Kat Veilgaard giving a free talk on therapy gardening on Saturday the 18th of March at 10:30am, with an emphasis on incorporating play spaces and multipurpose spaces into our gardens, spaces that make you want to slow down and relax, spaces where we can take our tea and toast or the newspaper or a good book, spaces where we can play board-games, spaces where children can play and be creative, spaces for sand-play, for Zen meditation, for children to build castles and play make believe.
For more information and a detailed list of what’s on where, please head to http://gardenreleaf.com.au