Our Muddy Boots groups offer a chance to get outdoors and enjoy nature, gardening, wildlife related craft and interacting with animals.

The groups are run in partnership with people who know the countryside best - from farm based projects to social enterprises specialising in community garden projects.

Whether it is landscape gardening, working with plants or observing wildlife, everyone takes part at their own pace, and we know that some will prefer to just enjoy being out of doors in the company of others. Most groups have indoor spaces for refreshments and craft activities but all run in all weathers!

The groups give people living with dementia and a family carer the opportunity to interact with the natural environment, gain a sense of achievement and make new friends. No experience is needed to take part, although it will be particularly beneficial to people who have enjoyed outdoor work and gardening in the past. The groups are supported by trained volunteers.

Refreshments and social time are a key part of the sessions. There is a small charge to cover the cost of refreshments and materials. 

Contact Sarah on 01380 739055 to find out more or email Sarah

Our groups

Click on the links for more details and to express an interest in coming along.

Muddy Boots Salisbury Bemerton Heath 
Second and fourth Monday of the month, run in partnership with Foragers Farm

Muddy Boots Chippenham John Coles Park (town centre)  Taster day 27th September 2019
Last Friday of the month from Spring 2020, run in partnership with Foragers Farm

Muddy Boots North Chippenham Lower Stanton St Quintin   Starts October 2019
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, run with Elspeth Schwenk  

Muddy Boots Kennet on location in East Wiltshire - details to come

Video - Blakehill Farm group - our pilot project in partnership with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust in 2018