Garden Therapy and Design

Breathing Spaces Garden Therapy and Design was founded by Lisa Leach and Claire Hunt in 2013, and have since been getting all sorts of people gardening together, but especially people who are struggling, because gardening lowers stress, gives purpose and connects people.

They have a therapeutic community garden and small flower farm in Worthing, and manage a wildflower site in Sompting - 'breathing spaces' - places for visitors and volunteers to find calmness, wonder and connection to nature and the seasons.

Breathing Spaces organise volunteer groups to tend to the garden, flower farm and wildflower site: These sessions are designed to improve the wellbeing of the volunteers including people with learning difficulties, with mental health challenges and in recovery from trauma, as well as benefit the community and the environment. They also run occasional therapeutic short courses and opportunities for the wider public to engage with nature and gardening.


Wildflower Site, Dankton Lane, Sompting

Thursday 10-12.30.


Welcome Woodland Garden and Community Flower Farm

Thurs 10.30-12.30 and Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm.