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Therapeutic Gardening

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture offers an opportunity for people with a range of disabilities, dementia, mental health and behavioural conditions and those in need of rehabilitation to transform their lives for the better. Harnessing the power of gardening as a medium to heal and boost health Horticultural Therapy aims to deliver benefits including:

  • Improved physical fitness and strength through working in the fresh air
  • Improved mental wellbeing
  • Greater opportunities to socialise and improve communication skills
  • Learning how to grow your own healthy food
  • Acquiring horticultural skills which may lead to potential employment
  • A renewed sense of purpose and self esteem

Groundwork South offers tailored programmes designed to meet specific client outcomes. We have a wealth of experience, in particular for clients with learning disability and mental health issues. We focus on participation, enablement and inclusion to deliver the best outcomes for individuals and are happy to work alongside other health and social care professionals so that horticultural therapy becomes part of a wider personal care plan. Sessions can take place in client or community settings where appropriate or at one of our own centres. A wide range of activities include gardening, harvesting and cookery, sensory activities and garden crafts.

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