Specialist supplies and services to help people with mobility or mental health issues to get out and enjoy gardens.
This page is currently under construction, with new resources added all the time.
‘Design Principles for Creating Therapeutic Gardens for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an engaging and detailed resource for anyone interested in creating an outdoor space for individuals with autism. Joanne’s heartfelt commitment to the value of this aspect of therapeutic gardening is evident.’
– Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA
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After much research into the latest scientific evidence, we have written a comprehensive resource that outlines all the background information, design principles, tips and plant suggestions you need to create a therapeutic garden for children with autism spectrum disorder. Learn more…
Garden maintenance is minimal and watering is only required during the early stages of plant growth. Vegepod Container Gardens are simply the easiest way to grow your own vegetables.
- Read our Case Studies.
- Academic works and studies on Google Scholar.
- An Interview with Magda Mostafa: Pioneer in Autism Design – Egyptian researcher who developed guidelines for architects when designing spaces for people on the autism spectrum.
- Soil is the new Prozac – article from the UK on the health benefits of contact with soil.
- Husqvarna Global Green Space Report 2013 – global survey results and intervews with experts and innovators.
- How Hospital Gardens Help Patients Heal – 2012 article in Scientific American reports the results of a number of studies.
- Links between nature and specific health outcomes: State of the evidence.