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The Therapy Garden

The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity which was established in 1998 and is based in Normandy, Surrey. They work with adults and teenagers with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health challenges and offer school-age teenagers interventional education opportunities.

The relationship between green spaces and human health and well being is commonly acknowledged and, in recent years, there have been increasing calls for ‘social and therapeutic horticulture’ to be prescribed by health professionals. Research carried out by the National Garden Scheme (NGS) showed that 79% believe that access to a garden is ‘essential for quality of life’.

The Therapy Garden provides clients with a calm, protected space and a supportive environment in which they can begin to allow new experiences in, reconnect with nature and really benefit from the healing power of the garden.

The Shanly Foundation has donated a grant of £5,000, which will be used to build an accessible (wheelchair-friendly) path.

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