December 1, 2007
Horticultural therapy is the practice of engaging people in horticultural activities to improve their bodies, minds, and spirits. It is a time-tested therapeutic treatment modality for rehabilitation. There are many venues for horticultural therapy, including hospitals and hospices, assisted-living facilities, schools, community gardens, etc. The benefits of horticultural therapy include reducing physical and emotional pain, improving memory, and reducing stress and anger. At home and at work, horticultural therapy can improve the quality of life.