May 2, 2024
Applications open for annual Therapeutic Garden Grant program

The National Garden Bureau (NGB), along with American Meadows, Ball Horticultural and Sakata Seed America, are proud to announce the opening of applications for the annual Therapeutic Garden Grant program.

This year, a total of $7,500 will be awarded to five deserving therapeutic gardens across North America. This grant program, launched in 2014, has already provided over $50,000 to support the creation and growth of these vital spaces, reflecting the commitment of these organizations to promoting the healing power of gardens.

Organizationa with a therapeutic garden project that meet the below criteria are encouraged to apply! Applications are open now and will be accepted until July 1.

  • Have a defined therapeutic program, with a Registered Horticulture Therapist on-staff or serving as an advisor and uses the garden to achieve outlined goals for the participants. Examples include occupational, physical, vocational or rehabilitation therapy taking place in a garden setting with significant people and plant interaction.
  • Is used for job-training, skill-building, food growing, socialization skills, improved quality of life, environmental education or any other positive outcome that can be gained by working in nature.
  • Involve a significant number of gardeners, clients, patients, visitors or students on a monthly basis.
  • Has been in existence for at least one year.

To apply, applicants who meet the criteria outlined above should complete this application form, provide necessary photos and submit all to the NGB office by July 1.

A group of horticulture therapy experts will narrow down applications to three finalists. Those three finalists will then be asked to submit a one-minute video featuring their program which will be posted on social media. Voting by the public will be open from Sept. 15-30.

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