Looking to install a Therapeutic Garden at your home, premises or facility?Therapeutic Gardens
Looking to install a Therapeutic Garden at your home, premises or facility?
I can help design and install a Therapeutic Garden for your specific needs, taking into account the needs of your organisation and the environment you have available.It’s why I decided to start my own garden maintenance company – Cooper & Sons Gardens.
My personal experience is that gardening and spending time in a well designed garden is an invaluable tool to overcome many obstacles in life. The therapeutic benefits of Therapeutic Gardens – using horticultural therapy or therapeutic gardening – are increasingly valued in a variety of settings including in schools, palliative care, aged care facilities and for people with additional needs like dementia or those on the autism spectrum.
What is a Therapeutic Garden?
A Therapeutic Garden has a specific goal and is specifically designed to meet the mental and physical health needs of an individual or organisation.
They are increasingly valued in a wide variety of settings and facilities to enhance specific treatment programs such for enhanced mental and physical health outcomes, including in:
Aged care facilities
Palliative care facilities
Schools and childcare centres
Prisons and correctional facilities
Substance abuse programs
Therapeutic Gardens: Improving quality of life
Overall Therapeutic Gardens have numerous benefits for those that get to spend time in them, specifically:
- Improved quality of life
- Improvement in overall wellbeing and positivity
- Lower levels of stress and anxiety
- Faster healing and recovery
- Reduced levels of pain
- Lowers stress and anxiety
- Reduced heart rate and blood pressure
- Increased productivity and focus
Designing Your Therapeutic Garden
- Relaxing space that helps to soothe and calm
- Educational space that stimulates children or adults
- A place to connect with nature
- A tool for the care and management of people living with defined conditions such as people living with dementia or those on the autism spectrum