Enabling Gardens: The Practical Side of Horticultural Therapy
Throughout history, humankind has been associated with gardens. Many faiths hold the belief that human life began in a garden. The first designed gardens date back to 2000 BC in Mesopotamia, where lush gardens were planted in this arid region. In the 1100’s AD, the
therapeutic benefits of gardening were first described in a hospice garden located at a monastery in Clairvaux, France.
Madeline Flahive DiNardo