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Garden centre helping mentally ill celebrates 25 years of great work

Celebrating 25 years of caring for people with mental health problems Photo: ITV Meridian

Twenty five years ago, many people struggling with mental health issues were released from institutional treatment, under what was known as Care in the Community.

But some found it difficult to cope with independent, and often solitary, living. In Bournemouth, an experiment got underway, to see if a nursery where people could work with plants would help.

Now the nursery is celebrating its 25th anniversary providing a natural sanctuary for those struggling with their mental health.