Plant Therapy, also known as horticulture therapy, helps your mind, body and spirit.
According to Cultivate NSW, which is the peak body for horticulture therapy, gardens have been considered places for healing since ancient times.
Urban links to poor health
Today’s increased urban development in first world countries has been associated with similar rises in chronic disease. We are drifting way from nature and may be experiencing poorer health because of this.
Benefits of being close to nature
One study showed being close to nature means you are more likely to cope well with stress, than if you lived in urban areas. Indeed, plant therapy can make you feel better, even if you do not know exactly what is involved.
Malabar Botanical Nursery are members of Cultivate NSW, so we can help you surround yourself with plants to improve your well-being. We are firm believers in the many benefits of getting back to nature.
How horticultural therapy can help you
Plant therapy can make you feel better because:
Types of horticulture
Horticulture therapy, strictly speaking, is therapy facilitated by a trained therapist. Therapeutic horticulture, on the other hand, involves gardening activities to improve your mind, body and spirit.
You can enjoy the benefits of therapeutic horticulture at any age, regardless of your background and your level of active involvement.