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What is an Enabling Garden?

The Guelph Enabling Garden (GEG) is a multi-use garden designed for children, the elderly, families, but especially for those community members with varying degrees of physical and cognitive abilities.

The key features of an Enabling Garden are:Photo of people using raised flower beds

  • Accessibility
  • Sensory Interest (sight, sound, smell, touch)
  • Reflective areas as with any garden
  • Active programming so the experience of gardening is made available to all segments of the population

The concept for the Guelph Enabling Garden began in 1999 when a number of organizations in the city that support those with physical and cognitive challenges, including the City of Guelph, identified the fact that there were no public garden facilities for this segment of Guelph's population.

Volunteers needed! Please click here for more information.

Keep up to date with what's happening in the Garden by visiting our Horticultural Therapist's blog.

Please renew your membership for 2014.

Membership allows your vote at our Annual General Meeting, you will receive Garden Program updates and it helps support Enabling Garden programs and workshops. A membership application form is available to download as a Word or a PDF file. Note: Membership payments (Cheques) will be accepted at the AGM, which will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, 1st Floor Committee Room "D". Garden membership payments will be accepted at the AGM allowing members voting privileges at the AGM and refreshments will be served.

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