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
May 16, Thur. 10:30 am, Memory Care Unit, Morningside Assisted Living, Raleigh
June 11, Tues. 9 am - 12 pm, JobStart Program, First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh
June 13 , Thur. 10am - 12 pm, Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Raleigh
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 the Job Start program with decorations for their graduation ceramonies (June and December). Participants at HeartFields in Cary designed pressed flower cards.