“The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.”- George Bernard Shaw
Horticultural Therapy is connecting people to nature through gardening and plant-related activities for healing. Connecting to nature and plants help you to bring back health to your mind and body.
At HTHC, we connect you back to such a healing environ by offering therapy through plants and gardening activities as a palliative cure. This therapy has the potential to offer supportive healing to many illnesses ranging from just stress to mental illnesses and disorders, to physical disabilities, in a comfortable setting of sensory, healing gardens. Participants in this therapy acquire physical, mental, social and psychological benefits.
Horticultural Therapy has shown to improve the quality of life of many patients suffering from cancer, mental and physical disabilities and depression, to name a few. Hospitals, palliative care units, orphanages, special schools, rehabilitation centers and old age homes can gain from this therapy.
Activities are planned based on the kind of ailment in question. Most are tailor-made to suit issues like watering a plant by squeezing a sponge which helps to improve the fine motor skills of a person having problems with mobility of fingers; hand digging which helps to boost the mobility of shoulder muscles and gross motor skills; smell and colour activities which help to boost cognitive skills that help to recall memories and to balance emotions. Vocational training in growing vegetables, herbs and fruits and in making art objects using plant parts is also possible.
We offer certified Horticultural Therapy courses and workshops for various types of patient populations.