it’s more than gardening
Gardening therapy makes use of plants, gardening and our innate connection with nature as the media to improve health and well-being. It can bring about change in a gardener’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and — in the widest sense — spiritual life.
Gardening therapy is more than simply doing gardening. Specific therapeutic goals are identified with a gardener, such as improving grip following a stroke or decreasing anxiety, for example. Those goals are then addressed through a range of targeted horticultural tasks that may be adapted and graded in complexity to suit the gardener’s progress.