Mental Health, Horticulture & Nature.

NEW - Woodland Wellbeing Sensory Sessions

Every other Wednesday at 11am from15th May


Free sessions at Garden Needs, 1 Radford Street, Salford M7 4NT email 

The service is open on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 10am – 3pm – no booking required just drop in anytime. Lunch is provided.


Find out more and book – or book via Eventbrite


Wednesday 15 May – Eyes – exploring colours of the woodland

Wednesday 15 June – Hands – woodland weeding, tackling invasive species

Wednesday 26 June – Mouth – Learning what’s toxic and poisonous in our woodland

Wednesday 17 July – Hands – Identifying trees in our woodland

Wednesday 31 July – Nose – Guided by smells as we navigate to the wetlands

Wednesday 14 August – Ears  – Exploring the sounds of birds in the woods



What We Do

Garden Needs is a centre where we run a regular mental health and horticulture project. It is also a hub for green wellbeing projects and interventions that we offer in parks and green spaces across Greater Manchester.

The Garden Needs site is on the boarder of Salford and Prestwich and is right on the edge of the Kersal Dale Woodland.

Garden Needs hosts a number of projects including forest school training, woodland wellbeing for adults, a mental health and horticulture project, a pre-school forest school, green social prescribing, holiday clubs and, outdoor education services for schools.

Here for Salford Residents to utilise and enjoy!

Garden Needs is based at Salford M7, just 2.5 miles away from Salford precinct, 30 minutes on one bus (and we cover public transport expenses).


The service is open on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 10am – 3pm – no booking required just drop in anytime. Lunch is provided.


 Find out more – 

Mental Health & Horticulture Project

Our Mental Health and Horticulture project offers a friendly and non-clinical approach for Salford people who are struggling with their mental health, want to improve their mental health and want to engage in activity that helps them maintain good mental health.

Woodland Wellbeing

We have taken the learner of our forest school programme for children and applied it to all age groups and now regularly run Woodland Wellbeing Programmes.

Outdoor Training

We have our own Level 4 Forest School Trainer based at the Centre who is able to offer a variety of training for Children and Adults upto Level 3.

Forest School (Pre-School)

We run a full time pre-school forest school nursery onsite which has been rated OFSTED Outstanding.


1 Radford Street,
M7 4NT


(0161) 710 1075