This February, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) have resurrected their ever popular Spring Webinar Seriesbringing you the latest research, developments and expert insights to celebrate the start of a new growing season. 

The event returned on Thursday 25th of February and we were absolutely delighted to see Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden Midlands, Imogen Jackson, appearing as part of the evening’s panel discussion about Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH).  

Imogen featured alongside fellow STH practitioners, including Sue Jeffries, Felicity Weeks, Ian Bocock and Annabelle Padwick. Together they shared their experiences of working in STH, debated a few key topics related to the area and discussed how STH could support people in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

There was also the opportunity for the audience of over 180 attendees to ask questions via Zoom after the webinar came to a close, which prompted yet more thoughtful discussion. The CIH are generously recording all the talks in the programme too, so if you missed it, you can catch up by clicking here!

The sessions will be continuing weekly throughout March, so you’ll also have plenty of chances to learn more about the world of gardens and gardening. Each webinar is free to register for and all the talks are open to both members and non-members of the CIH, therefore everyone is welcome to listen in and enjoy the virtual company of fellow horticulturalists. 

If you would like to see the full programme, please click here 

It was really wonderful to see Imogen eloquently sharing her words of wisdom alongside all the brilliant speakers on the panel and we hope you enjoyed listening as together they gave everyone a glimpse into the therapeutic wonders of the natural world.