I'm so excited!!

September 05, 2017

I'm so excited!!

Welcome to my brand spanking new store!

I'm so excited to introduce the garden activity signs to you! They were enthusiastically received by my garden program participants in a residential care home, and I hope you will find them useful and enjoyable for your garden visitors too. 

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Drop by to see what's new on the blog. After 23 years as a horticultural therapist and educator I have lots to share about:

  • nature appreciation for daily refreshment and for therapeutic benefit,
  • planning and leading garden programs (like all the mistakes I made that you can avoid),
  • collaborative design of therapeutic gardens and how to make them accessible for people with diverse abilities,
  • and this more recent interest of mine: garden signage that encourages independent engagement with nature.

Glad you stopped by!

Shelagh Smith, HTR, MAEEC 




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