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Horticultural Therapy Garden & Enrichment
Location: Homestead Nursing Home
129 Morris Turnpike
Newton, NJ 07860

Sussex County Master Gardeners have run a program at the Homestead Nursing Home since 1999. A lovely therapy garden, maintained by the Master Gardeners, is located on the grounds and has recently been renovated.

The Master Gardeners hold their monthly projects outdoors in the therapy garden whenever the weather permits. For Homestead residents and staff alike, the therapy garden provides a literal breath of fresh air, blue skies, bird songs and nature’s beauty. In spring and fall, a cleanup in the therapy garden is undertaken by the Master Gardeners.

The philosophy behind the Master Gardener indoor projects is ‘to bring the outside in’ to the residents whenever taking them outdoors isn’t possible. Projects are generally planned around holiday themes and whatever Mother Nature has to offer at that time, and have both a horticultural enrichment component as well as an educational aspect. 

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