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Gardening can offer numerous benefits for individuals with dementia as well as their caregivers. Gardening offers a holistic approach to dementia care, addressing the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs for both individuals with dementia AND their caregivers. It promotes well-being, enhances quality of life, fosters a sense of purpose and connection with the nature.

Why join our gardening group?

In our therapeutic gardening groups, guided by a compassionate horticultural therapist with expertise in dementia care, we prioritize creating a welcoming environment for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. Our garden beds are carefully designed with accessibility in mind, featuring varying heights to accommodate different mobility levels and ensure that everyone can actively participate in the gardening experience, whether seated or standing. We provide specialized tools and adapt activities to suit the unique needs and abilities of each participant. No prior gardening experience is necessary—just an open heart and a willingness to connect with nature.


Join us weekly at The Happy Seed Company's community gardens for a rejuvenating session tailored to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. A nominal fee of $15 per person per session covers refreshments and gentle guided horticultural activities, fostering meaningful connections and shared moments of joy.

Therapeutic Engagement

Gardening provides a calming and therapeutic environment for individuals with dementia, reducing agitation and anxiety. The sensory experience of touching amd smelling soil, plants, and flowers can evoke positive memories and stimulate cognitive functions.

Physical Exercise

Engaging in gardening activities such as planting, weeding, and watering promotes physical activity and mobility, helping to maintain strength, flexibility, and coordination for both individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Sense of Purpose

Gardening offers a sense of purpose and accomplishment, allowing individuals with dementia to contribute meaningfully and participate in fulfilling activities. This can boost self-esteem and confidence, fostering a sense of independence and dignity.

Cognitive Stimulation

Gardening involves various cognitive tasks such as planning, problem-solving, and memory recall, which can help stimulate brain function and slow cognitive decline in individuals with dementia. It also provides opportunities for learning and creativity.

Social Interaction

Gardening can be a social activity that facilitates bonding and communication between individuals with dementia and their caregivers or peers. It encourages mutual support, enhances social connections and reduces feelings of isolation.

Connection with Nature

Spending time outdoors in a garden environment stimulates the senses. Gardening promotes relaxation, reduces stress and improves overall well-being. Gardening fosters a connection with nature, which has been shown to have therapeutic effects on mental health.

Routine and Structure

Incorporating gardening into weekly routines can provide structure and predictability for individuals with dementia, helping to reduce confusion and agitation. It establishes a sense of familiarity and continuity, which can enhance feelings of security and stability.

Quality Time

Gardening can be a rewarding activity that allows caregivers to spend quality time with their loved ones, creating cherished memories and strengthening relationships. It offers opportunities for bonding, communication, and mutual enjoyment.

Experience the transformative power of therapeutic gardening and the joy of shared moments in our welcoming community. Lets Grow Together.

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