At the ABC Health Hub, we aim to put healthy living at the heart of our community and everyday lives by developing programmes aimed at reducing health inequalities.
The ABC Health Hub programmes have three strands:
In an outdoor and group setting, garden rejuvenation, hands on food growing, walking and cycling.
Practical information on healthy eating, cookery, using produce from the gardens to produce healthy foods and budgeting skills.
Gardening, relaxation, stress relief, holistic therapies, and creative crafts in a group setting, community involvement.
Magharee Garden Project
The Magharee House Garden, established in 1896, comprises raised fruit and vegetable beds, an orchard with apples, pears, plums and vines trees, shrubs, and various exotic plants.
The garden, which has been managed for over 100 years, had fallen into disrepair and is being carefully and sensitively reinstated with the assistance of The Conservation Volunteers.
Learning New Skills
New skills are developed as the volunteer gardeners bring the gardens back to life with tidying, fertilising, planting, and harvesting.
On rainy days, time is spent creating window boxes filled with bulbs and decorative ferns, or on seasonal activities like preserving produce and creating natural crafts.
Prior experience is not required, only a willingness to participate, and new volunteers are encouraged to join in. To learn more about the initiative or to arrange a visit to the garden,