Blissberry Healthy Gardening Programme

Therapeutic Gardening at Blissberry Social Farm. The therapeutic value of gardening has been known since Ancient Egyptian times. Evidence suggests that therapeutic gardening can and does improve people’s health and well-being. There has been a recent surge in interest in how gardening and other outdoor activities can help people’s health and well-being. Social and therapeutic horticulture is the formal name given to the process of using gardening, plants and horticulture to help individuals develop.
The diagram below shows the many many benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture with overall health and well-being at the centre.
Source: Thrive ‘Using Gardening to Change Lives’


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