Research articles on Horticultural Therapy

  • Jarrott, S. E., & Gigliotti, C. M. (2010). “Comparing responses to horticultural-based and traditional activities in dementia care programs”. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 25(8), 657-665. Link 1
  • Hall, J., Mitchell, G., Webber, C., & Johnson, K. (2016). “Effect of horticultural therapy on wellbeing among dementia day care programme participants: A mixed-methods study (Innovative Practice)”. Dementia, 0(0), 1–10. Link 2
  • Liu, Y., Bo, L., Sampson, S., Roberts, S., Zhang, G., & Wu, W. (2014). “Horticultural therapy for schizophrenia”. The Cochrane Library, 5(CD009413). Link 3
  • Spring, J. A., Viera, M., Bowen, C., & Marsh, N. (2014). “Is gardening a stimulating activity for people with advanced Huntington's disease?” Dementia, 13(6), 819-833. Link 4
  • Wang, D., & MacMillan, T. (2013). “The benefits of gardening for older adults: a systematic review of the literature”. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 37(2), 153-181. Link 5
  • Sempik, J., Rickhuss, C., & Beeston, A. (2014). “The effects of social and therapeutic horticulture on aspects of social behavior”. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(6), 313-319. Link 6
  • Noone, S., Innes, A., Kelly, F., & Mayers, A. (2015). “The nourishing soil of the soul’: The role of horticultural therapy in promoting well-being in community-dwelling people with dementia”. Dementia, 0(0), 1–14. Link 7
  • Gonzalez, M. T., Hartig, T., Patil, G. G., Martinsen, E. W., & Kirkevold, M. (2010). “Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression: a prospective study of active components”. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(9), 2002-2013. Link 8
  • Poulsen, D. V., Stigsdotter, U. K., & Refshage, A. D. (2015). “Whatever happened to the soldiers? Nature-assisted therapies for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder: A literature review”. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14(2), 438-445. Link 9


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