Horticultural Therapy designs appealing aesthetics in plants which elicit feelings of inner peace generating positive emotions towards a meaningful appreciation of life. Horticulture therapists create therapeutic gardens with plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. There are many sub-types of therapeutic gardens which include healing gardens, enabling gardens, rehabilitation gardens, and restorative gardens. Horticultural therapy helps improve memory, cognitive abilities, task initiation, language skills, and socialization. In physical rehabilitation, horticultural therapy helps strengthen muscles and improve coordination, balance, and endurance. Horticultural therapists are professionals with specific education, training, and credentials in the use of horticultural for therapy and rehabilitation. This session discusses many innovative techniques in creating therapeutic gardens which help people regain their health and inner peace.

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