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Introduction to Horticultural Therapy ~ New York Botanical Garden

  1. 1. Introduction to Horticultural Therapy NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN Charles A. Sourby MS Ed. CTRS 2/27/2008
  2. 2. The People-Plant Connection
  3. 3. The People-Plant Connection • Plants and gardening can be part of all programs that strive to improve the quality of life. • Plants provide appealing, adaptable ways to transform the environment that we live and work in.
  4. 4. The People-Plant Connection • Horticulture and gardening is a popular leisure activity that offers opportunities for socialization. • Is an enjoyable experience that renews enthusiasm for living.
  5. 5. The People-Plant Connection • A developed Horticultural Therapy program provides the tools for: – increased physical activity – increased ssoocciiaall aaccttiivviittyy – increased cognitive functioning – increased relatedness to the Natural world
  6. 6. The People-Plant Connection • Horticultural therapy activities enrich and expand life’s experiences. • Horticulture activities ccaann ffaacciilliittaattee clinical goals: – While adding to the individual's capacity for enjoyment.
  7. 7. The People-Plant Connection • Research has shows that involvement in therapeutic horticulture programs maintains or improves life satisfaction or the quality of life ooff ppaarrttiicciippaannttss.. • Kansas State University • Rusk Institute • Calvary Hospital • Palliative Care Institute
  8. 8. Benefits
  9. 9. Social Benefits • Provides endless topics for discussion where opinions can be freely expressed – on an equal level, aass oonnee ggaarrddeenneerr ttoo another • Motivates cooperation among groups
  10. 10. Social Benefits
  11. 11. The Garden • Accessible • Relaxing • Educational • Inviting
  12. 12. Getting Around the Garden • Paths & surfaces: paved area must be smooth, level & firm • Provide good traction at all times • Ramps must not exceed 5% grade • Handrails may be needed • Proper width of paths
  13. 13. Getting Around • Provide direct routes through the garden • Paths shall have a sharp contrast at the eeddggee • Provide a large gathering area • Reduce glare and heat absorption
  14. 14. Raised Beds
  15. 15. Enabling Garden Structures
  16. 16. Enabling Garden Structures
  17. 17. Enabling Garden Structures
  18. 18. Enabling Garden Structures
  19. 19. Enabling Garden Structures
  20. 20. Enabling Garden Structures
  21. 21. Garden Tools • Adapting tools – Lightweight – Longer handles – Smaller bbllaaddeess && ttooooll hheeaaddss – Tool handles & grips – Springs in tools for assistance
  22. 22. Garden Tools • Types of tools – Reaching aids – Gripping aids –– LLeevveerraaggee aaiiddss – Cutting aids – Watering aids – General garden helpers
  23. 23. Garden Tools
  24. 24. Adapting the Plants • Emphasize plants with interesting color, scent, texture & form • Choose plants bbaasseedd oonn aammoouunntt ooff maintenance you can do • Use plants with four-season interest
  25. 25. Adapting the Plants • Use plants that attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife • Include eeddiibbllee llaannddssccaappiinngg • Use indigenous plants as much as possible
  26. 26. Adapting the Plants
  27. 27. Types of Plants • Vegetables • Bulbs •• AAnnnnuuaallss • Perennials • Ornamental grasses
  28. 28. Perennials
  29. 29. Perennials
  30. 30. Types of Plants
  31. 31. Vegetables
  32. 32. Ornamental Grasses
  33. 33. Types of Plants • Vines • Herbs •• SShhrruubbss • Trees • Fruit trees – Dwarf fruit trees
  34. 34. Five Steps to Garden Design • Base information: size, location, sun pattern etc. • Site analysis • Checklist of wants & needs (wish list) • Concept plans • Final design
  35. 35. Seed Starting Trays
  36. 36. Hebrew Hospital Home
  37. 37. Calvary Hospital
  38. 38. Calvary Hospital
  39. 39. Calvary Hospital
  40. 40. Calvary Hospital
  41. 41. Trumpet Vine & Butterfly Bush
  42. 42. Contemplation
  43. 43. References Rothert, Gene & Laurie Nauffs, The Enabling Garden, Taylor Publishing, TX 1993. Sourby, Charles && MMiicchhaaeellaa BByyrrnneess,, Therapeutic Recreation Certification Study Guide, Therapeutic Recreation Directory, WV 1999.
  44. 44. NYBG

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