Therapeutic Horticulture

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Therapeutic Horticulture Programs are designed to provide creative and stimulating nature-based activities to further enrich the physical, mental and social lives of the participants. The mission is to enrich the lives of senior citizens and special populations by sharing knowledge about and interacting with the diversity of life in our natural world.

Therapeutic Horticulture is a process in which plants and gardening activities are used to improve the body, mind and spirit, through passive or active involvement. Therapeutic Horticulture is effective and beneficial for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. For more information about horticulture as therapy, visit the American Horticultural Therapy Association online.


Soule Community Outreach

Groups at the Garden

Zimmerman Sensory Garden

Learn more about Therapeutic Horticulture Programs here at the Garden.

Zimmerman Sensory Garden
Contract Services

Therapeutic Horticultural Programs at the Garden are made possible
through contributions by:

Dr. Oscar and Barbara Soule
Friends and family of Dr. Samuel D. Soule
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust
David R. and Mary L. Tognoni Program Fund