The Adelaide Botanical Gardens says there are over 2,300 plants from 257 species which show the diversity of plants that have helped with healing the body, mind, and soul for thousands of years.

Whether you’re a home gardener, community gardener, or visitor, a garden can be that wonderful source of exercise, stimulation, and relaxation.

With a little planning, garden beds, equipment and tools can be changed to make gardening accessible too. This spring, embark on a gardening adventure with us, as we share valuable tips, tricks, and new skills.


Create new and meaningful social connections by Summer with our small group ‘Get Connected’ programs offering something for everyone – like gardening for your health!


Gardening is widely recognised for its ability to enhance endurance and strength, lower stress levels, and promote relaxation.

Simply being in a garden can instil a profound sense of well-being, particularly during the vibrant spring season when nature’s beauty is at its peak. 

The importance of cultivating vegetable gardens has evolved over time, but what remains constant is the incredible goodness that comes from growing your own produce.

Consider, for instance, the diverse health benefits of various vegetables. Peppers have capsaicin, an anti-inflammatory compound that aids in reducing the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and potassium. Spinach has the potential to bolster your immune system, while broccoli shields your body’s cells from harm. 

Use our new 8 week program to learn about plant growing for health, as much as chat to others about what you are all growing.

It’s all about trying something new and creating meaningful connections. 

We believe that life gets even more vibrant as we age, and this spring, we’re bringing you a line-up of unforgettable activities that will make you feel more alive than ever by Summer!

All activity resources are supplied, so all you need to do, is book yourself in… 

  1. Workshops are facilitated by experienced ECH staff.
  2. Each program is designed to be attended over the 8 weeks: from 16 October to 15 December.
  3. Subsidised government funding is available for anyone 65 years and over – ask us how! 
  4. For more information or to book, check the event listing “Gardens for health


Ref: Garden of Health, Adelaide Botanical Gardens

Posted: August 24, 2023