Through Horticultural Therapy, I have discovered a way to share the therapeutic benefits of plants with others and to encourage reconnection with nature, something that so many people have sadly lost.
As a Horticultural Therapist, I work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, and to share a love for plants and the therapeutic benefits that they bring!
There is a growing body of research confirming that a connection with nature is essential for health and wellbeing. The benefits manifest themselves in numerous ways, including reducing stress and depression, encouraging exercise and social connections, and accelerating healing with less medication.
Serenity Wellbeing Gardens work with Happy Days providing weekly horticultural therapy sessions for residents at one of their supported housing locations in Halifax.
The approach of Social & Therapeutic Horticulture uses gardening to bring about positive changes and improve the wellbeing of people living with disabilities, ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.