GARDEN THERAPY

Garden therapy, also known as horticultural therapy, allows a person to reconnect with nature while reconnecting with their inner self. The physical work involved in gardening also allows the person to connect with their body along with the emotions they might be feeling.

Each client who enters the therapy garden is given the opportunity to choose their plot of land and create their own special place. Flowers, seeds and plants are offered and chosen according to their individual desires. The client then becomes the caretaker, tending to his or her garden’s needs for them to grow and flourish.

As the garden grows, the client can imagine their own growth. The success of a garden brings endless joy and can be the beginning of pleasant emotions such as excitement and happiness to those suffering from melancholy and depression.

The garden, like nature itself, can be a reflection to the individual of the cycle of life, the times of dormancy and the times of rebirth along with the constant opportunities to start again.

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.

Chugim

Empower children through gardening and nature crafts.

Workshops

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...

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