Horticultural Rehabilitation Program for Children

Horticultural therapy gives children who are undergoing inpatient medical care access to something they crave: the outside world.

Working with plants, flowers, leaves, and other elements of nature gives children the chance to socialize and learn new skills. It’s also a proven mood booster that helps children relax and feel a sense of accomplishment. Horticultural therapists, part of Rusk Rehabilitation, care for children at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Camp High-Five

In collaboration with pediatric occupational therapists, multisensory horticultural activities are used in our two-week summer camp for children experiencing weakness on one side of their body caused by a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions.