Horticultural Therapy is a directed activity that uses the connection between people and plants to benefit emotional and physical well being.
In this emerging field of human rehabilitation, studies show that contact with nature and plants promotes healing to those with limited access to the garden.
Following the guidance of a Horticultural Therapist the individual has opportunities to increase feelings of self-worth and success through contact with plants and gardening.
Often people feel they must give up gardening due to increased difficulty kneeling, shoveling, raking, and lifting coming from age or physical disability.
If we can provide a new way for people to continue activity in easier and less stressful approaches, lifelong interests in growing things can continue.
These newfound experiences become exciting opportunities for the individual to be the nurterer and caregiver instead of requiring care from another.