Christian Distinctiveness

Gardening the Heart Enrichment - Exploring ethos and values through creativity and gardening

working with clay

clay workshop making birds, seeds, thistle cane tops for The Sower's Garden

Gardening The Heart offers creative and accessible approaches to enriching ethos and values, as well as nurturing pastoral care, within Church of England and Community Primary Schools, to help strengthen and sustain whole school improvement.

Examples include:

  • whole school cross-phase project work to enables creative exploration and expression of ethos and values
  • pupil-led development of themed outdoor reflective spaces, such as Tree of Life, Peace and Prayer Gardens help strengthen a sense of identity and community as well as offer opportunity for nurturing wider relationships.
  • Collective worship and reflection resources, inspired by nature, seasons and gardening.

If you are interested in finding out more about Gardening the Heart's Enrichment approach and chaplaincy support initiatives please email:

Scroll the images from Gardening the Heart's school enrich projects that have been successfully delivered in primary schools across Oxfordshire and beyond.


Click on the link to find out about endorsed benefits of Gardening the Heart's (formerly Parable Garden) approach to  enriching Christian distinctiveness