Therapeutic horticulture uses plants and gardening to improve physical and mental health, as well as communication, cognitive skills and team work.
It uses the garden as a safe and secure place to develop peoples ability to mix socially, make friends and learn practical skills that will help individuals to be more independent.
We have a poly tunnel with facilities that can be used for gardening tasks. Individuals can participate in activities to work towards personal goals they wish to achieve.
The benefits of therapeutic horticulture can:
Improve physical health through exercise which may strengthen muscles to improve mobility
Enhance mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement
Give the opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion
Assist you to acquire new skills to improve the chances of finding employment
Make you feel better for being outside, in touch with nature and the 'great outdoors'