Monthly Archives: September 2013

Branchburg-based Horticultural Therapist Honored for Community Work at National Conference

Laura DePradoLaura DePrado, owner of Final Touch Plantscaping in Branchburg, was named the recipient of The American Horticultural Therapy Association 2013 Alice Burlingame Humanitarian Service Award at the association’s 40th Annual Conference. (more…)

The Seven Characteristics of a Therapeutic Garden

What makes a garden therapeutic? The basic features of a therapeutic garden can include wide and gently graded accessible entrances and paths, raised planting beds and containers, and a sensory-oriented plant selection focused on color, texture, and fragrance. A therapeutic garden is a plant-dominated environment specifically designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature either passively or actively depending on the garden design and users’ needs.


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