Hachamama Shel Elizabeth is an art and garden therapy center for children and adults.

The center’s uniquely serene outdoor setting, where natural beauty emits tranquility and security, makes it the ideal place for therapy. Clients often say they feel calmer and happier as soon as they walk into the center.

The weaving path to the studio and garden is lined with olive trees and local flora. The fully equipped art studio offers uplifting views of the fishpond and garden center. The therapy garden provides clients with land on which they can design, grow and nurture their own garden.

Elizabeth Kay, the owner and founder of Hachamama Shel Elizabeth, received her M.A. in art therapy from Haifa University and her license in garden therapy from Seminar Hakibutzim. Currently Elizabeth is studying trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Metiv, The Israel Psychotrauma Center in Jerusalem.

Elizabeth has extensive experience working with children. She has worked with youth at risk at the Ben Shemen youth village and established therapy gardens in the Kfar Hayarok youth village and Kfar Saba’s Alumim program for children at risk as well as with school children in Modiin.

Hachamama Shel Elizabeth is the realization of Elizabeth's dream to combine the world of therapy with her passions, gardening and art.

Hachamama Shel Elizabeth, a unique Therapy Center nestled within a garden nursery,
offers children and adults a variety of professional therapies and creative activities.

Clients work in the bright and spacious art room or outside by the trickling waters of the fishpond. A garden is also available for those who choose to grow their own flowers and vegetables. The combination of art and gardening provide added opportunities to choose the creative work that you will do within your therapy program.

Art Therapy

Express individuality and emotions through creating art.

Garden Therapy

Experience calm and joy while designing and growing your own garden.

CBT Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy


Deepen bonds with others in interactive, creative and fun workshops.

Team Building

Strengthen ties while enjoying a dynamic workshop in a unique environment.
  • Elizabeth, a licensed art and garden therapist, worked for many years with children in the school system as well as children at risk. Her dream was to open an Art and Garden Therapy Center, offering children (and adults) the opportunity to face challenges in a warm, natural and creative environment. Her dream is now a reality, helping to make a difference in the lives of her clients, and their families as well as the community as a whole.
  • Stunning place and lovely and fun activity for the whole family! Highly recommended. We really enjoyed it! We were a family in the 10 to 50 age range, and it was a fun experience for all.
  • A magical and special place. Highly recommend!!
  • We are so grateful for the creativity, fun, curiosity and kindness that you both modeled and strengthened in our son.
  • Thank you Elizabeth for all your love and support and work with our daughter. Like your garden, you've helped her blossom.

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16 June 2020
It was the second week in May and the garden was a tangle of winter vegetable plants and weeds that had taken over the pebbled paths. I stood there ey...