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Better Horticultural Therapy with Container Gardens

Better Horticultural Therapy with Container Gardens

Container gardens can enhance many different areas of one’s life, however container gardens also can help rehabilitate people who are suffering from both physical and mental illnesses. For centuries garden therapy has been known to millions, but lately this type of therapy has become well known and is being used more often.

This type of rehab is called horticultural therapy, and according to Dr. Benjamin Rush who is considered the “Father of American Psychiatry”, the garden setting holds curative powers for people with mental illness.

Many of the regular tools that one uses to garden have to be adapted to reflect the disability. This in turn will cause a person who would normally be incapable of doing the gardening task to have the ability to complete something that they previously thought was impossible.

Another thing that is good for therapy is for the planter garden or container gardens to be full of color with various plants. This will in turn cause the stimulation of the individual to be increased promoting more rehabilitation.

Horticultural therapy has been around for many years, and the ancient practice is being taught in a variety of settings and cultures. Those who are trained in horticultural therapy range from medical doctors to psychiatrists and occupational therapist.

Container gardens are a perfect way to help those with disabilities because they can be easily moved into a variety of therapeutic environments.

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