HTA to celebrate education, health and communities in Scotland

The Horticultural Trades Association and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are holding a reception in the Temperate Palm House to celebrate the contributions horticulture makes to education, health and communities in Scotland.

Roseanna Cunningham
Roseanna Cunningham

Roseanna Cunningham, cabinet secretary for the environment will be speaking at next week’s HTA reception on 25 May.

More than 130 people are confirmed for the evening. This doesn’t include children or MSPs. 

HTA regional business manager Neil Cummings is organising the event.

He said garden centres across the UK are involved in the Natural Health Service by educating people, of all ages, on the benefits of grow your own, house plants for health and the general physical and mental health benefits of gardening and plants, not forgetting the huge environmental benefits of planting and greenspace.

The intention of the reception is to bring together community groups, horticulture therapy charities, eco–schools, hospitals, politicians and the key decisions makers, and of course HTA members and encourage all to work closer together to benefit society as a whole.

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