Research has shown that therapy gardens can help reduce physical pain, encourage social interaction, and help ease emotional pain from grief or abuse. The positive effects of therapy gardens can be achieved through working in the garden, but the tranquil setting also provides a healing place to sit or meditate.
Also on Gardening in a Minute
- Gardens for the Visually and Physically Impaired (list)--National Garden Clubs (PDF)
- Healing Gardens--University of Minnesota
- Horticultural Therapy--North Carolina Botanic Garden
- How Cancer Centers Are Using Gardens to Help Patients Heal--Oncology Times (PDF)