Therapeutic Horticulture in the Community
Therapeutic Horticulture at Your Site

Kids planting in raised bed at their siteHere at the Missouri Botanical Garden, we value connecting all individuals to nature. If your group is unable to visit us, we can come to you! Request a Garden staff member and/or trained volunteer to come to your facility for an engaging nature-based program. Whether it’s a one-time visit or a customized multi-session program, we have something for you!


For Seniors

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Senior potting up a plantThe Missouri Botanical Garden has an extensive selection of therapeutic horticulture programming designed to engage and stimulate seniors. Our staff and/or trained volunteer can bring a Garden experience to your facility! Learn more

For Medical Communities

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Little girl arranging flowersTherapeutic Horticulture can have multi-faceted benefits, including exercising fine-motor skills, engaging the senses and increasing well-being. That is why many St. Louis area medical facilities contract with the Garden to bring plants and plant-based programs to their patients. Our Horticulture Therapists will work closely with you to create a customized program to meet the unique needs of your patients. Some of the organizations we serve include BJC St. Peters, Siteman Cancer Centers and Ranken Jordan Children’s Hospital. Learn more

For Social Service Agencies

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Variety of handsThe Garden works closely with a wide variety of social service agencies to provide Therapeutic Horticulture to diverse and unique populations. We can create programs to suite the goals and needs of nearly any participant. Here are some of the organizations with which we work:
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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
Mary Anne Lucas Fund
David R. and Mary L. Tognoni Program Fund