Social & Therapeutic

Horticulture Services

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In Australia, social and therapeutic horticulture is gaining momentum as a useful tool in complementing allied health professionals. 

 

Twentyman Horticultural Consultants utilises research-led, evidence-based concepts to enhance life quality through connection with nature.

We have:

 

  • participated in a research study in conjunction with the University of Newcastle and Anglican Care based on therapeutic horticulture for people living with dementia and their carer’s. 

 

  • delivered social and therapeutic workshops through Lake Macquarie City Council's community programmes.

  • delivered, through Cultivate NSW a one day Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture workshop.  The first regional workshop to be offered outside Sydney by Cultivate.

 

Other workshops were scheduled or were in the planning stages when Covid-19 made its appearance so we hope to resume workshops as soon as it is feasible.

 

We are passionate about using our experience and knowledge in horticulture to support people in improving their health no matter what their challenges in life may be.  Our goal is to encourage allied health professionals, teachers and carers to utilise nature based activities to complement their existing skills.

 

Links: 

https://www.thrive.org.uk/what-is-social-and-therapeutic-horticulture.aspx

We provide:

  • Workshops for carers, teachers and allied health professionals

  • Professional development for allied health professionals

  • Sensory garden design

We can effectively:

  • Listen to your requirements and define your expectations

  • Assess your site to evaluate key data

  • Research applicable resources to obtain optimum outcomes

  • Provide concept drawings and plans

  • Work with landscape architects and developers to augment social and therapeutic garden design concepts

  • Provide mentoring to staff to ensure sustainability of gardens and horticulture programmes

 

Community:

  • We regularly volunteer at a dementia day respite centre to garden with our friends who attend there.

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