Bangor Healing Gardens - Headway/SVB

Headway Gwynedd

A development of a sensory garden to provide an accessible, friendly, natural environment for brain injury survivors part of Headway Gwynedd & Mon, students from Bangor University, and the public.

Visitor Information

Fron Heulog
Fron Heulog
Friddoedd Road
BANGOR
Gwynedd
LL57 2EF

The garden will be behind St James' Church opposite Morrisons. There is parking at Morrisons for a 2 hour period, or university parking by the Healthcare building, and local bus stops.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Headway Gwynedd and Mon have volunteering opportunities to support our members at the Garden.
Student Volunteering Bangor have work parties on Sundays. (free to attend)
Both will work together to put on more frequent activities particularly in the spring and summer months.
Links for both can be found at the students union website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SVBHealingGarden/ or https://www.instagram.com/bu_healing_garden/

Get in touch

Contact information

Headway Gwynedd and Mon can be contact through; Phone: 07 535 808 766. Email: [email protected] Student Volunteering Bangor for the Healing Garden can be contacted through: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SVBHealingGarden/

Photos of the site

Clearing for a new social area.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Clearing space & placing compost

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Creating flower beds

Friday, May 3, 2019

Working on Site

Friday, May 10, 2019

Renovating old vegetable beds

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Weeding Veg beds

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Wheelchair accessability Path

Friday, June 7, 2019

Garden Design Plans

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Path Progress

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bath tub pond in the ground!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Local art club came to paint shed

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Vegetable Bed Wood Refurbished!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Met with Grant Partners GrwpC

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Garden Party Headway Members

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Path progress

Monday, July 22, 2019

Path Progress!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Finished Planting Vegetable Beds

Sunday, July 28, 2019

New spiral path (Sensory beds)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sensory Spiral Path Complete !

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Purchasing the plants on monday

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pizza Oven construction!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Student Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Purchased the remaining plants

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Official Sign Made

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Many new volunteers planting!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Many new volunteers planting!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Many new volunteers planting!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Many new volunteers planting!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Many new volunteers planting!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Many new volunteers planting!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Edible Sensory Herbs planted

Sunday, September 22, 2019

View from the nearby Bus Stop

Monday, September 23, 2019

Garden Pizza Party planned

Saturday, September 28, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
First work party with 20 brand new volunteers of the semester ! 22/09/2019 - 11:00 24 Mixed ages
Volunteer Work Party Gardening , Clearing the weeds on the new flower boarder, planting the first herbaceous additions ! 15/09/2019 - 11:00 6 Mixed ages
Headway Members tea party 14/09/2019 - 11:00 12 Mixed ages
Ran a Stall recruiting volunteers at the Local student opportunities fair, collected 162 email sign ups for students interested ! 18/09/2019 - 10:00 162 Mostly young people 12-25
Pizza Oven construction 03/09/2019 - 11:00 3 Mixed ages
Cleared the first flower bed, ready for planting the plants purchased with the grant on monday morning! 01/09/2019 - 11:00 5 Mixed ages
Cleared the flower bed and trellies, trimmed the grass verges and vegetable bed weeding 18/08/2019 - 11:00 5 Mixed ages
completed the sensory spiral path! 11/09/2019 - 11:00 5 Mostly young people 12-25
A garden party and BBQ to value the Headway Gwynedd and Mon Members and SVB group! 21/07/2019 - 11:00 26 Mixed ages
Sunday Work parties, cultivating sensory beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. Piecing together the pizza oven kit. 04/08/2019 - 11:00 5 16 - 19 years
Sunday Work parties, Filling vegetable beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. 28/07/2019 - 11:30 5 16 - 19 years
Sunday Work parties, Filling vegetable beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. 14/07/2019 - 11:00 6 16 - 19 years
Sunday Work parties, Filling vegetable beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. 14/07/2019 - 11:00 6 16 - 19 years
Sunday Work parties, Filling vegetable beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. 07/07/2019 - 11:00 7 16 - 19 years
Sunday Work parties, Filling vegetable beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. 30/06/2019 - 11:00 10 16 - 19 years
Sunday Work parties, Filling vegetable beds, Laying the path, maintaining the garden weekly. 23/06/2019 - 11:00 8 16 - 19 years
trimmed the path border to make a tidy and clear passage to the sensory area. 16/06/2019 - 11:30 7 Mixed mainly 12-25 years
Local art club with children came to paint our shed and visit the garden and to give it a touch of colour to kick off the summer. 23/06/2019 - 12:30 25 Mixed ages
Created a new wheelchair and accessibility path for students, members, and the public with physical difficulties. 07/06/2019 - 10:00 10 Mixed ages
Cleared space for a social area 20/04/2019 - 13:30 25 Mixed ages
Dup up a compost pile and transferred this to the garden in order to lay down ground soil for the flower beds that will be around the path. 03/02/2019 - 12:30 25 Mixed ages
Renovating the old vegetable beds by re-soiling, planting, and building the skirtings and creating 3 extra! 26/05/2019 - 14:30 15 Mostly young people 12-25