Therapeutic Gardens Australia is a proud member of a number of organisations, working groups and industry associations. We believe strongly in advocating for the right of all individuals to enjoy outdoor spaces that cater to their physical and mental needs as a way of improving the quality of their lives, for achieving the best health outcomes and for the fundamental human right to interact with and enjoy the natural world. By supporting like-minded organisations and selecting only the most experienced and qualified professionals to work with, Therapeutic Gardens Australia is constantly working to bring about change in the way Australians approach healthcare for the benefit of individuals with special medical needs, their carers, family, friends and the wider community.
With our principle of strengthening our industry and effecting change, listed below are a number of organisations we choose to affiliate ourselves with. Our preferred landscape contractors are sourced from the LNA Master Landscapers Association.
We are a proud partner of:
202020vision – The 202020 Vision is one big collaboration to make our urban areas 20% greener by 2020.
We are proud Members and work with the following people and organisations:
Proud member of LNA Masters Landscapers Association will further the professional and personal growth of its members and promote quality landscape services. The LNA realise the importance and significance of supporting businesses and the benefits to contractors and affiliate membership with the Landscape Association to further develop and grow the broader industry.
Proud Corporate Member of Cultivate NSW – Aims to raise awareness of horticultural therapy and encourage development of new projects that allow people to benefit from horticultural activities.
The Garden Clinic – Graham Ross and the Garden Clinic team have been helping Australian families with their gardens for over 20 years. They have a radio show on 2GB, a magazine, and a helpline for Garden Clinic members.
Fairy Sparkle – Since 1991, Fairy Sparkle has been visiting children in hospital to lift their spirits. She has been campaigning to establish gardens in every hospital in Australia.
Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research – Not-for-profit medical research organisation based in south-west Sydney, NSW. Therapeutic Gardens are a proud supporter.
Margaret Howard – Margaret is a passionate educator of children with exceptionalities. During her career, she has taught hundreds of students and overseen special needs programs at a number of schools.
The Sage Garden Story – The idea for the Sage Garden was developed by Natasha Grogan in Melbourne. Natasha has an Advanced Diploma in Rudolph Steiner Education, a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Horticulture
Her working experience includes, ten years working as a nanny and five years teaching experience as a Garden Specialist for the Stephanie Alexander Foundation. Natasha has dedicated her life to teaching children to grow. In 2013 The Sage Garden became Natasha’s full time passion, in between celebrating her daughter turning one and falling pregnant with her son! The Sage Garden began as a home based program working with families building or re-establishing their veggie gardens and teaching them to grow their own organic food. Read more
Proud Associate Member of Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc (AIH) – The Australian Institute of Horticulture aims to lead the profession nationally in promoting excellence and environmental responsibility in horticultural practice through quality professional development, services and advocacy. By achieving this mission, the Institute will enhance community wellbeing and enjoyment of plants and their cultural environment.
Dinner on the Table – Dinner on the Table was founded by Rachel Golding in 2014. Profits from every healthy, home-made meal sold to busy families are used to gift meals to families made vulnerable by disability. Veggie scraps from meal preparation are composted in collaboration with The Hills School, and Rachel is hoping to found a community garden from which to source the vegetables. We are proud to be affiliated with this wonderful enterprise.
Vegepod – Vegepod prides themselves on providing everyday Australians with a simple and easy way to grow their own vegetables at home. Their raised, self-watering garden beds provide accessible gardening solutions for people with limited mobility and space.
Source Kids – Source Kids is a free publication providing relevant information on a range of topics for parents, carers and teachers working with children with special needs.
More organisations are being added all the time. If you are interested in working with us, please get in contact.