Horticultural Therapy

 We serve people of all ages and abilities, with a focus on those with special needs and disabilities. Our goal is to positively contribute to the mind, body, and spirit of the individuals we serve by improving their physical, psychological, recreational, educational, and social well-being. TALMAR is a leading provider of horticultural therapy experiences for the disability community, visitors, organizations and educational institutions throughout Maryland, Washington D.C.,Virginia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome at Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland (TALMAR). We serve people of all ages and abilities, with a focus on those with special needs and disabilities.

Our horticultural and organic farm environment provides numerous opportunities for physical and psychological healing, stress reduction, physical exercise, vocational training. Our Horticultural Therapy professionals integrate instruction on agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture,  allowing participants to engage with nature in planned, individualized and group formats.

Our programming is especially adapted for people with physical, mental, social, behaviroiral disabilities. Our horticultural programming is especially beneficial to seniors, veterans, and special needs organizations. The goals of the programs are to create social and therapeutic horticultural activities. The program also inspires participants  to experience how gardening can become  a viable therapeutic activity while  producing beautiful and abundant gardens and enjoying fresh, organic produce. This can be accomplished with the use of adaptive tools and modified techniques to ensure success. TALMAR accommodates individuals and groups for one hour sessions with up to 15 participants. To schedule our services for individuals or groups, please contact us at 410-825-2020.