Live a garden life

Did you know that gardening is good for your health?

Being in a garden and caring for gardens create meaningful experiences for the residents of Union Villa, their families, staff and caregivers.

“Gardens and gardening provide therapeutic benefits and a sense of wonder and accomplishment for all: growing food, flowers and enjoying the beauty and bounty that it brings,” says Maria Dimson, Director, Development and Communications of Unionville Home Society Foundation.

Therapeutic gardens and healing landscapes can be used to soothe or to stimulate and also promotes active outdoor participation. Learning from the experts can also save you lots of time and frustration.

Horticulturist and garden designer Kate Seaver, owner of Kate’s Garden, has provided advice to many residents over the past two decades. Markhamites with a green thumb will want to meet Kate at Union Villa’s 2022 Garden by the Greens Fundraiser Event.

“We’re happy to bring back this event to a community of passionate gardeners, and the residents of Union Villa,” added Dimson.

Book your tickets early and plan on enjoying a garden-themed luncheon with a guest speaker, floral demonstration and marketplace perfectly timed for Mother’s Day shopping.

This event is one of Unionville Home Society Foundation’s signature fundraisers. Proceeds make a direct impact on the residents by funding enhancements to the Union Villa resident courtyard and garden in addition to providing therapeutic horticultural programs.

The April 28 event takes place at Angus Glen Golf Club. The event begins at 10:00 am with a marketplace, floral demonstration, lunch followed by a presentation by Guest Speaker Amy Petersen, Horticultural Therapist.

Visit uhs.on.ca/product/garden-by-the-greens for more details or to purchase tickets.

 

 

 

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