The American Horticultural Therapy Association defines a therapeutic garden as "a plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. Interactions can be passive or active depending on the garden design and users’ needs. There are many sub-types of therapeutic gardens including healing gardens, enabling gardens, rehabilitation gardens, and restorative gardens."
The National Garden Bureau launched a philanthropic program in 2014 that supports the building and growth of therapeutic gardens across North America. This program furthers NGB’s mission of promoting gardening to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. American Meadows has been one of three main sponsors for the Therapeutic Garden Grant. We are proud to support the impactful work being done by the grant recipients to improve the lives of everyone in their community.
Learn more about the communities supported by the grant and watch their stories here.