Gardens Are Our Centerpiece
Horticultural therapy at Barclay Friends is focused on creating a sense of home for residents, helping them to live productive and meaningful lives, and providing a reason for each resident to feel good about himself or herself.
Activities are offered individually and in small or large group and touch upon the individual resident’s needs, whether those needs are physical, cognitive, emotional, vocational, social, or spiritual. Activities are provided through various modalities, including floral design, indoor and outdoor gardening, and sensory stimulation. For many residents, horticultural activities serve as a catalyst for involvement in other recreation programs.
Each of our gardens has a different purpose: