Cultivate - the Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW

22 Jul 2017

10 Best Plants for Therapeutic Gardens

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Join horticulturist Elizabeth Swane as she presents
her recommendations for reliable plants to use in
therapeutic gardens.

Elizabeth Swane brings a wealth of knowledge, with 40 years experience in horticulture, as she shows which plants can be used for different therapeutic purposes.

Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 2-4pm
​Telopea Centre, Ryde Campus TAFE NSW
​$20 Cultivate members, $25 non-members

Informed plant selection makes the garden an important resource for leisure activities based around gardening – including watering, taking cuttings, picking flowers for posies and cultivation.

Plant selection needs to be engaging for visitors, staff and residents, have seasonal interest and diversity. Sensory plants have appeal in touch sight smell and can also evoke memories  - important in aged and dementia care.  It’s also important to select the right plants to suit  the climate or microclimate. Elizabeth will share tips on water, soil and maintenance requirements for each plant.


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