The Garden Therapy program enhances the well-being of people with various disabilities by having them participate in garden activities. Members of the RGC travel to different facilities to share their knowledge of gardening in prearranged horticulture pursuits. Garden activities have been held at Heartfields at Cary, Carillion Assisted Living of North Raleigh, Raleigh Rehabilitation Center and the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh where space is provided for the Raleigh Correctional Center Women’s Job Start Program.
Garden therapy activities may include:
- Creating fresh flower and succulent arrangements and holiday displays
- Making pressed flower cards and bookmarks
- Planting flowers and herbs in containers
- Propagating plant cuttings
The 2018-2019 activities for the Horticulture group will be announced in mid-July
Members may volunteer at general meetings or by contacting the Garden Therapy Chair. Join us for a program that generates an abundance of positive benefits for the participants, their caregivers, families and our volunteers as well!
At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of North Carolina, the Raleigh Garden Club was awarded second place for the Heritage of Durham Award for Garden Therapy.
The Garden Therapy Group helped participants at HeartFields in Cary design pressed flower cards, and helped Job Start Program participants make graduation centerpieces..