Episode #363 | Original Air Date: July 21, 2021
Therapy gardens are more than a tranquil setting in which to meditate, they also engage people to help improve their minds, bodies, or spirits. A well-designed therapy garden is a healing place that research has shown can help reduce physical pain, encourage social interaction, and help ease emotional pain from grief or abuse.
These gardens are used in settings as varied as hospitals, schools, youth outreach programs, prisons, and nursing homes.
Therapy gardens are typically geared for certain people. For instance, a therapy garden for the blind might have plants with an especially wide variety of textures and scents, while one for the wheelchair-bound may have many raised, shallow beds.
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