BUD works alongside and supports people who have long term physical and mental health conditions to improve their health and well-being through gardening and being outdoors.
The Community Allotments at Almondbury and Dalton are adapted to enable people to access the outdoor space easily. We are also creating a new site at Wakefield Road which is in the process of being developed. There are some raised beds and eye level plants and we are keen to continue to improve accessibility.
Research has shown that ‘ecotherapy’ can have amazing benefits for health and wellbeing and members of the BUD groups have given the following feedback,
“In my own garden I am on my own but here I can enjoy it with others”
“A warm and welcoming safe space away from the pressures of modern living”
“It’s so peaceful. I like to watch the plants grow”