Come and let me spoil you at my Mindful Gardening Retreat
A retreat to get you gardening with more confidence so that your garden can become a place to relax and find calm.
The mindful gardening retreat is for you if:
🌱 You’ve been under a lot of pressure this last year and you want to have a day doing something just for you.
🌱 You love being outside amongst nourishing Mother Nature but you'd love to feel more confident in what you're doing in the garden.
🌱 You want to make sure you're getting maximum relaxation and wellbeing benefits with the time you have available to garden (which isn't very much!)
🌱 You don't want your precious time spent gardening to go to waste because you're second guessing yourself at every turn.
🌱 You'd love to spend a day with like-minded women learning how to garden confidently and in a way that benefits you as well as your plants.
🌱 You'd love to feel really looked after, because god knows you've done enough care giving these last couple of years.
By the end of the retreat you will:
🌱 Be gardening for your wellbeing with confidence and clarity.
🌱 Feel calmer and re-energised after a day connecting with Mother Nature and like-minded women.
🌱 Know how to grow your plants and yourself throughout the growing season.
🌱 Believe that you are worth prioritising and take time for yourself everyday to focus on your wellbeing..
It's your turn my darling.
Hi I'm Kendall, The Mindful Gardening Coach
In 2014 I found myself on the edge of burnout after overworking myself pretty much since I was a teenager.
I believed that I had to keep going in order to prove to those around me (and myself) that I was worth something.
So believe me when I say I know what it's like to feel like taking time for you to grow your garden and focus on your wellbeing is indulgent.
But I promise you that it is possible to begin to slowly take your foot off the accelerator, gently apply the brakes and make your wellbeing a priority.
And mindful gardening was the sole way that I began to do that, allowing myself to finally realise that I was worth taking care of.
If you're stuck in a cycle of not prioritising you then i'd love to help you take that first step at the retreat.
What’s included in the mindful gardening retreat?
🌷 We'll plan your garden space for maximum calm and relaxation so that you can confidently create your green sanctuary right outside your back door.
🌷 You'll learn how to start your seeds off and grow them all the way to strong plants that look glorious in your garden or provide you with an abundance of delicious food to eat.
🌷 You'll be clear on how often to water them, feed them and how to keep them healthy without it feeling like another thing on your very long to do list.
🌷 You'll learn how to let your garden nourish you as you and it grow side by side throughout the growing season so that you can tap into calm whenever you need it.
🌷 Including a healthy lunch, a written guide for you to refer back to and seeds and plants to take away with you so you can continue your mindful gardening journey in your own garden.
Please note: Places are limited to 10 so I can make sure you get the most out of the day. So don't wait too long to book.
Outline of the day:
10-10.30 Arrival and refreshments
10.30-11.30 How to plan your mindful garden
11.30-12.30 Mindful seed sowing
13.00-14.00 Mindful seedling care
14.00-15:00 Mindful ongoing plant care
15:00-15.30 Tea break
15.30-16:00 Gardening Q&A (ask me anything about gardening)
Saturday 2nd April 2022
Theale, Near Reading, Berkshire (Full address provided on booking)
Easily accessible by road or rail.
EARLYBIRD RATE of £147 until Saturday 12th March 2022. Full price ticket £177 after that date.
How much is the retreat?
The retreat is £177 but if you book before the 12th March you can get the EARLYBIRD RATE of just £147.
What shall I wear?
Something that you will be comfortable in. If the weather looks good we will be outside at my big outdoor table under the pergola. If the weather looks set to rain we will be indoors, but do bring a jacket or coat as we will be going round the garden so I can demonstrate some techniques and you can have a go too.
What do I need to bring?
Past guests have found it useful to bring a box or bin liner to go in their boot and save their car from getting covered in mud and plant material.
Whilst you will be heading home with plants and seeds as part of the retreat there will be other plants, gardening and floristry equipment available to buy on the day if you wish to. Please bring a form of payment with you if you fancy a plant based spending spree.
A notebook and Pen. You will be given a workbook to write in as we move through the day.
Is there plenty of parking?
There is space on the gravel driveway for a couple of cars, otherwise please park in the lay by outside the church and directly opposite the house if you can.
Is there a train station nearby?
Yes Theale train station on the London to Bedwyn line is a 7 minute walk away.