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The Beth Chatto Gardens & Beth Chatto Education Trust

Beth Chatto Gardens is a famous collection of gardens based on Beth Chatto’s ecological principles and ethos of ‘right plant right place’. They include the iconic Gravel Garden, Water Garden, Woodland Garden and Scree Garden. Beth Chatto Gardens has a comprehensive plant nursery with 90% of the plants on sale propagated on site. The Gardens also have a locally renowned tearoom offering a wide range of meals and refreshments. Beth Chatto Education Trust is the charity which operates from the garden. Its aim is to further ‘Inspiration, Education and Enjoyment’ for all through gardens. Examples of Trust work include courses and workshops for adults and children, lectures, local talks, school visits, work experience and a variety of community initiatives

25 July 2019
East of England
Local Alliances:
Colchester Dementia Action Alliance , Tendring Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Our challenges will be allocating staff time available budget.            

Member website


2. Actions

  • Raising awareness and understanding more about Dementia

    To arrange for our staff to attend Dementia Friends Sessions led by an Alzheimer’s Society Champion volunteer

    Initial Scoping, Planning

    2019 - Third Quarter Update

    New member action

  • Review our environment by looking at seating, signage and facilities

    To arrange for a Dementia Voices volunteer to lead an assessment of Beth Chatto Gardens facilities and signage throughout our services

    Initial Scoping, Planning

    2019 - Third Quarter Update

    New member action

  • Supporting people living with Dementia and their families by participating in DAA meetings

    To support people living with Dementia, by working in partnership with the DAA members and the Alzheimer’s Society to plan /support or promote activities that are Dementia Friendly

    Initial Scoping

    2019 - Third Quarter Update

    New member action