Horticultral Therapy The Landscape Service

What is Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural therapy uses a variety of gardening activities as treatment for individuals who require support with their physical or mental health. The benefits of horticultural therapy are huge. It can manage, improve and even cure a variety mental & physical disabilities. Get outside and engaging with nature is a great escapism from the issues an individual may face on a day to day basis.
Gardening is a form of physical and mental exercise, concentrating the mind and body on a gardening activity can improve overall health. In a nutshell horticultural therapy will make you will feel happier, relaxed and more positive.

Horticultural therapy helps to improve mental wellbeing, self confidence, social skills, reduce stress & anxiety, memory & cognition and improve your mood to name a few for people with issues such as:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Addiction disorders
  • Physical Health Benefits

Horticultural therapy also helps to improve and manage overall physical health, rehabilitation, fitness, strength & mobility, coordination & balance for people with issues such as:

  • Visual impairment
  • Spinal injury
  • Arthritis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Wheelchair users
  • Old age
  • Physical injuries

How to Get Started

If you feel horticultural therapy could help you or someone you know, or if you would just like lend a helping hand, there are many ways to get involved:

  • Contact charities, schools, hospitals
  • Start a gardening group and promote it locally
  • Volunteering is brilliant, most charities and organisations survive solely on donations and would welcome any assistance

  • Just think of any charity you have ever hear of, the chances are they can all benefit from horticultural therapy


How We Can Help

The Landscape Service has a strong personal connection with mental health and well being, and regularly engage with local charities to support the services they provide. We are passionate about helping others and supporting their mental and physical health. We have experience with designing gardens for dementia & hospital gardens, assisted living developments, mental health units, care homes and learning disability users.
If you are a charity, organisation or hospital etc, and require support or assistance, we can work with you to design a space and help to raise funds through crowdfunding or charitable events.