The benefits that horticulture
therapy offers are varied form person to person. This therapy enhances
physical, mental and social health. People of any age can participate and
the activities can be varied according to their abilities. Activities
of horticulture therapy
of Horticulture Therapy
can be made accessible
for anyone. Work areas can be raised to accommodate people in wheelchairs
and unable to bend, as well as for children so they don't walk through
the garden or so smaller children don't put the plants in their mouths.
The specific benefits
of horticulture therapy are listed next:
range of motion, improve fine motor skills, tone under used muscles, improve
coordination and balance, increase muscular strength.
Increases independence, increase self-esteem, increase observation skills,
provides choices and ability to use problem solving skills, encourages
creativity, provides outlet for stress, anger, and emotions.
to interact with others, commitment to a living thing, cooperation and
team working skills, dealing with success and failure, provides an environment
to learn and be inspired by others.