Botanical Garden Offers Horticultural Therapy Program
Cheryl, gardening means more than growing flowers. It's a way of
cultivating her confidence and self-esteem.
who became disabled following an injury, participates in the horticultural
therapy program at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Twice
a week, she works at the garden raking, weeding, gathering herbs,
arranging flowers and working in the greenhouse. "I'm proud that
I can do all this stuff," said Cheryl.
NC Botanical Garden's horticultural therapy is for people of all
ages and abilities. Some of the groups that participate in the program
include people with disabilities and senior citizens. The garden
features raised planting beds and adaptive gardening tools for people
with physical, sensory and mobility limitations.
more information about the horticultural therapy program at the
NC Botanical Garden, call Nancy Easterling at 919-962-0522, or write
CB 3375 Totten Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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