Join us in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of The Red House Garden, Aldeburgh for our monthly Bereavement Gardening Group at The Red House.

When you lose someone, the grief will never go away completely — but there are healthy ways to cope. Some people find that gardening as they grieve, can gently relieve some of the emotional and physical symptoms after the loss of a loved one. Gardening has many therapeutic benefits; it’s a sensory process of creating and healing, packed with colour, texture and fragrance, rain or shine. Gardens are both active to work and restful to sit in, helping us to relax and let go, taking a break away from our worries to breathe in nature.

The Bereavement Gardening Group is led by our Head Gardener at The Red House and aims to support individuals by restoring peaceful connections with the rhythms and patterns of the lifecycle, it is an opportunity to connect with others who have been bereaved and get involved in garden maintenance work.

Join us on the first Thursday of each month 11.00 - 1.00pm , booking essential, 8 places per session.

We also run a Bereavement Café at The Red House. To find out more visit our Bereavement Café page.


Compassionate Communities Programme
In 2024, Britten Pears Arts is exploring the theme of Compassionate Communities in relation to end of life, grief and loss across all strands of our activity. Loss touches us all at some point in our lives.

Working closely with St Elizabeth Hospice, we are planning a series of activities and music programming to help build compassionate communities. The aim of this movement is to acknowledge the major but under-recognised, the least spoken about, and the often-overlooked human experiences in all communities of serious illness, ageing, dying, caregiving and loss. We are exploring this through music programming, community work, heritage and archive, volunteering, training, environment, and visual arts.

We recognise that music plays a vital role in processing grief and loss, and a medium through which we can give voice to expressions of loss. Our wider activity and unique environment can also lend itself to creative and healing experiences.


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