Therapeutic Horticulture Program

The Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Gardens resides at the core of the gardens’ mission to improve lives through gardening. Learn more about the program and its mission, schedule, volunteer training program, or partnership with the Department of Environmental Horticulture to educate graduate students in this growing field.


ASD Job Skills Training & Outdoor Gardening Programs

In 2016, Wilmot Gardens acquired sponsorship to offer programming to young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities. The ASD Job Skills Training Program was developed to enhance the likelihood of young adults with ASD to secure full-time, paid employment that will eventually lead to a successful transition to independent living. In this program, participants cultivate basic workplace skills using gardening as the training vehicle. Similarly, the Outdoor Gardening Program offers respite for young adults with ASD, while nurturing vocational, social and independent living skills. Both program options offer a supportive, active and engaging environment for participants to achieve learning objectives, while building confidence and developing interpersonal skills.