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
Dec 12, 2017: Job Start Activity at First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh
June 12: Tuesday, 9 am to noon, Job Start activity at the First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh.
Other dates for activities will be announced at our general meetings and in the Leaflet. Members may volunteer at our 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 2017 Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of North Carolina, RGC was chosen for three awards:
Awarded Alta Kornegay Award, First Place, for Garden Therapy
Awarded The Asheville Garden Club Award for Garden Therapy
Awarded Heritage of Durham Award for Garden Therapy
In May, the Garden Therapy Group helped participants at HeartFields in Cary design pressed flower cards.