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Therapeutic Benefits

Gardening is relaxing and can reduce daily stress and anxieties, along with improving physical health as well. It is known to be directed by therapists to garden for mental and emotional well-being.


In 1972, the first U.S. horticultural therapy curriculum was established as part of the mental health program at Kansas State University.

Since that time, therapeutic horticulture and healing gardens have boomed. Due to the sensory-oriented, plants, packed with fragrance, color and texture, gardening has become an amazing resource for health.

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