Information About Accessible Gardens

Gardens come in a wide range of layouts and designs, each with the needs of its creator or visitors in mind. Accessible gardens are no different and are created for people with special needs. Gardening for specific needs might include sensory gardens for the blind, wheelchair accessible gardens for the handicapped, senior garden tips for the aging and accessible garden tools for those suffering from arthritis and other physical limitations. Whatever the limitation, you can use the following information to find the design that best fits your special needs.

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Seniors And Houseplants: Indoor Senior Gardening Ideas

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Indoor gardening for seniors can help with depression, stress, and loneliness, especially while social distancing. Here are ideas.

Psychiatric Health Garden – Designing Gardens For Mental Health Patients

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting in your dream garden. Does this visualization make you feel calm and relaxed? This is the concept behind planting gardens for mental health. Learn more about garden therapy and psychiatric health gardens in this article.

Healing Garden Ideas – How To Make A Healing Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Even gardens filled with nothing but ornamental plants can have some medicinal and healing value – a collection of plants meant to soothe and heal the mind and body are known as healing gardens. Click here for some healing garden ideas to help get you started.

What Is A Memory Garden: Gardens For People With Alzheimer’s And Dementia

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

People with dementia or Alzheimer's disease will glean a host of positive experiences from participating in the garden. Designing a memory garden allows them to enjoy exercise and fresh air as well as stimulate the senses. Learn more in this article.

Hospice Garden Ideas – Learn About Gardens And Hospice Care

By Amy Grant

Because of their therapeutic benefits, gardens for those in hospice care are often incorporated into the facility. What is a hospice garden? Click here to find out about the relationship between gardens and hospice and how to design a hospice garden.

Senior Home Garden Activities: Gardening Activities For The Elderly

By Teo Spengler

More senior home garden activities are being offered to elderly residents of retirement homes and nursing homes, and even to patients with dementia or Alzheimer's. Click here to learn more about gardening activities for the elderly.

Gardening While Pregnant: Is It Safe To Garden When Pregnant

By Jackie Carroll

Gardening while pregnant is an enjoyable way to get the exercise you need to stay healthy during pregnancy, but this form of exercise isn't without risk. Learn more about gardening during pregnancy in this article.

Table Garden Design: How To Build Table Garden Boxes

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

When gardening becomes difficult, either through growing older or due to a disability, it may be time for a table garden design in the landscape. This article can help with that. Click here to learn more.

Horticulture Therapeutic Benefits – Using Healing Gardens For Therapy

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

What is horticultural therapy and how is it used? Learn more about healing gardens for therapy and the horticulture therapeutic benefits they provide in this article. Click here for additional info.

Allergy Friendly Plants: Tips For Making Gardens Allergy Friendly

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Plant pollen is for sure any allergy sufferer?s worst enemy. But it is possible for people with allergies to create and enjoy their gardens. Learn how to make an allergy friendly garden in this article.

Visually Impaired Gardens – How To Create A Fragrant Garden For The Blind

By Jackie Carroll

Visual impairment, whether mild or complete, affects many millions of people worldwide. Learn more about gardens for blind people in this article and how to create your own visually impaired gardens.

Special Needs Gardening – Creating A Special Needs Garden For Children

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Gardening with special needs children is a very rewarding experience. It reduces stress and helps children cope with anxiety and frustration. Learn more about gardening with special needs children here.

What Are Accessible Gardens – Tips For Starting An Accessible Garden

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

There are many types of accessible gardens, and each ease of use garden design is dependent upon the gardeners that will be using it and their individual needs. Learn more in this article.

Adaptive Gardening Tools: Tools That Make Gardening With Limitations Easy

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardening is a healthy and fun hobby for any person, including those with physical disabilities. Gardeners with limitations can still enjoy this pastime with adaptive garden tools. Learn more here.

Enabled Garden Design – Learn About Gardening With Disabilities

By Jackie Carroll

What happens as we age or become ill and we suddenly become unable to provide for the garden that?s given us so much? Keep going and create an enabled garden design! This article will help.

Gardens For Senior Citizens: Creating An Easy Care Senior Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A lifelong love of gardening should not have to end as mobility and other issues arise in seniors. Nurseries and garden centers are heeding the special needs of older gardeners. This article can help too.

Creating A Sensory Garden – Ideas And Plants For Sensory Gardens

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

All gardens appeal to the senses in one way or another. Sensory gardens can be adapted to a wide variety of users. This article will help get you started in creating a garden that appeals to the senses.

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