With Spring finally in the air and gardening season upon us, Turning Point Scotland have formally launched its latest social enterprise.

On April 18th, TPS Perth & Kinross officially opened Rosie’s Garden.

Director of Operations Wendy Spencer unveiled the commemorative plaque to officially open Rosie’s Garden, alongside Support Worker Derry Meredith.

A tree was planted to mark the occassion and plants were available for sale.

Colleagues from the Royal  Caledonian Horticultural Society and Trellis were present and have supported the development of Rosie’s Garden.

Derry said: “The people-plant relationship works very well together. I see the people come together and grow in self-esteem and confidence. Their skills have certainly grown an awful lot. The plants we have coming through I would say 90% of them have been grown by the people themselves, sown by the people coming along. I just like seeing how people work with the plants and the benefits of that, we have some really good plants and some really fantastic people.”

One of the people being supported, Russell, said: “I never used to be into gardening. I used to hate getting my hands dirty. Now I thoroughly enjoy getting into it, I like being with the guys, I like working in a team, it also keeps me active. We are like a band of brothers and sisters, a family!”