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Horticulture Therapy

Horticulture Therapy is considered a Therapeutic Activity, these activities are functional movements designed to assist in health and wellness goals. A combination of activities may be used to develop and achieve goals both physically and emotionally.

About Horticulture Therapy, Plant Therapy 

Do you feel pleasure staring at a gorgeous potted plant or look forward to coming home to your plants at the end of the day? There is a reason for this. Being around plants is good for us, and some studies show that just looking at greenery can reduce anxiety and have a calming effect. Beyond the mental health benefits, indoor houseplants can improve air quality and brighten up any room. Perhaps you already take advantage of these benefits, or maybe you are discovering the mental health benefits of plants for the first time⁠ — in any case, the act of caring for plant life is therapeutic.

 

Why Horticultural Therapy?
This technique relies on plants and gardening to help people overcome health issues such as high blood pressure, memory disorders, depression, addiction, and survivors of abuse. This form of therapy is connected to the concept of “biophilia,” which is the idea that people are genetically connected to nature and plant life.

The goal of horticultural therapy, or “plant therapy,” is to help clients build self-confidence, social connections, get outside into nature, and increase compassion or bringing the outdoors in. This practice is generally leveraged in combination with more traditional therapy approaches.

 

​What can Renew+Restore Lifestyle Horticulture Therapy and Therapeutic Activities can do for you:

A source of encouragement and accountability.

A brainstorming partner for generating ideas, executing plans and reaching goals.

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