Horticultural Therapy promotes reminisce, rest, respite and recovery. Through facilitated activities such as planting, weeding, watering and harvesting it allows individuals and communities an opportunity for an active lifestyle, a hobby and increase community and social engagement.
All horticultural therapy activities are designed specifically for the individuals and community abilities, knowledge and mobility. It has benefits for several sectors including, aged care, community housing, rehabilitation and schools.
Horticultural therapy is facilitated in edible gardens, dementia gardens and sensory gardens and can run is coordination with existing garden clubs. Sow Great specialises in the maintenance of these types of garden.
*Although slightly different depending on the definition, both Horticultural Therapy and Therapeutic Horticulture both share the same goal of trying to improve both physical and mental wellbeing of individuals.