Gardening4Health – A GP’s Perspective 

 Richard Claxton, GP, Garden Designer and Founder Gardening4Health

 Wednesday, 25th May 2022 6-7pm on Zoom (£5) or reception from 5.30 at Francis Holland School, Sloane Square (£16)

 Image © Horatio’s Garden 

We are thrilled to announce that this lecture will be happening in front of a live audience at Francis Holland School near Sloane Square as well as being streamed on Zoom for those who prefer to watch from home.

Richard talks about his experience of Gardening for his own wellbeing – as well as the way it can benefit his patients, and the growing momentum of Therapeutic Horticulture across the UK.

Richard Claxton is a GP in Tonbridge, Kent, and a keen gardener. He is training in Garden Design – and has a special interest in designing gardens with the health needs of their users, both in residential and healthcare settings. He is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of green and horticultural activities, and curates a web-based directory of Therapeutic Gardens within the UK. 

Dr Clare Hickman, Senior Lecturer in History at Newcastle University and Author The Doctor’s Garden, Medicine, Science and Horticulture in Britain, will join the post talk panel.

Please ensure you book the correct ticket as tickets bought for online lecture will not be valid for the live lecture at Francis Holland School (please note that the lecture theatre is accessed via a flight of stairs).