With more than 40 years of programming experience, Horticultural Therapy Direct Services is uniquely prepared to plan and deliver seasonal therapeutic horticulture sessions at our site or yours.
In our experience, using therapeutic horticulture with other interventions produces significant results when the goal is to actively engage clients in improving their health. Research has demonstrated that when attention is directed toward nature, predictable reduction of stress results. Our therapists specialize in actively engaging clients of all levels of ability with gardening and other natural elements. Our typical contracts are detailed below; however, we can also customize a contract to suit your specific needs. Come garden with us!
At the Buehler Enabling Garden
During the growing season (mid-May through mid-October) Life Enrichment programs are conducted in our outdoor classroom using this fully accessible garden. The content of the session is tailored to each group's specific needs and goals.
Sessions include a guided tour of the award-winning barrier-free Buehler Enabling Garden and dedicated time to explore the plantings using the senses.
Participants will also engage in a hands-on activity relating to plants and their sensory properties and make a plant-based project to take home.
Life Enrichment Programs provide wonderful opportunities to socialize in a group setting, be immersed in a plant-rich environment that supports stress relief and enjoy a beautiful day within the safe walled boundaries of the Enabling Garden.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10AM, mid-May through mid-October
$140; includes parking and all supplies
Maximum number of participants: 10. In addition, proper ratio of staff to participants is required.