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Gardening and Disabilities – Ways that you can Keep up your Love of Gardening

For many people, looking after the garden is a source of great joy. Being with nature is good for the mind and it is also great for helping you to be physically active. However, if you have a disability, you may think that you have to give up gardening.

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As well as being a real shame to give up something that you enjoy, it is also not necessarily the case that you have to give it up. There are lots of clever techniques and adaptations that you can make to the garden to enable you to enjoy gardening.

Consider the things that you need to do in order to look after a garden. There are lots of tools that are available that can help you to get on with your gardening despite having difficulties with mobility. For example, if you have trouble bending down, there are lots of clever tools that are designed to be used from a standing position, that help with all manner of things from pruning to weeding.

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If you have difficulty moving around the garden, you can have a look at the array of mobility aids available from specialist suppliers like

This could also be seen as a new opportunity to redesign your garden – add in some raised beds that make gardening easier, as well as rails and ramps to make it easier to get around but still enable you to take care of it yourself.

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