When shopping at a garden centre, it’s easy to be seduced and overwhelmed by delectable eye candy. So here are a few guidelines for wisely choosing sensory plant varieties for raised planters. You’ll offer your garden visitors a wide range of sensory experiences, make the most of your money and time and avoid costly mistakes (aka invasive plants).
Leverage your time with these strategies, so that more people engage with your garden and experience nature's benefits. Create opportunities, get the word out, and involve people in a variety of ways. Which strategies will you add to your garden program?
You don’t need to be a gardener or naturalist to facilitate therapeutic garden and nature programs. A sense of curiosity and willingness to follow your participants’ lead are essential in offering these 8 simple, effective nature-based programs.
Signage seems to be a fairly undeveloped strategy for encouraging engagement in therapeutic gardens and school gardens. My theory is that more garden engagement generally means more therapeutic benefit.
This article was published in the winter edition of Growth Point, Thrive's newsletter.
Having an orchid to care for and call his own turned the daily struggle of showing up for outpatient psychiatric treatment into eager anticipation. This heartwarming story illustrates that bonding with a plant can be therapeutic, transforming a child’s attitude and behaviour and supporting his mental health.
As therapeutic activity leaders, our goal is to provide opportunities for people to feel more alive and to live more fully. I found there are more benefits to be had with less materials and more social interactions that encourage curiosity, story-telling and sensory engagement.
Ever notice that when your attention is caught by something interesting, you stop feeling cold and uncomfortable? Well, here are seven garden activity signs to grab people’s attention and brighten up their wintry day.
You could be one of the first to get these unique garden programming tools. Garden Activity Signs are available now! These signs will bring your garden alive with activity and conversation, even when you’re not in the garden.
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, so I brought them to market to share them with you.