Horticultural Therapy

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 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.

The farm is a leading provider of horticultural therapy experiences for the disability community, visitors, organizations and educational institutes throughout Maryland, Washington D.C.,Virginia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

Trained professionals in a diverse horticultural and organic farm environment provide numerous opportunities for physical and psychological healing, stress reduction, physical exercises, vocational training, and endless learning using agriculture and flori-culture. Horticultural Therapy professionals allow participants to engage with nature in planned, individualized and group formats.

At TALMAR Gardens

During the growing season (mid-March through end of October) TALMAR offers our Horticultural Therapy program for people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, school organizations, community groups, and individuals. The goals of the programs are to create social and inter-generational horticultural activities to increase the knowledge of better nutritional options through daily access to fresh organic produce. The program also inspires people with disabilities, veterans, and seniors through experiencing the confidence that successful gardening and working with others can do, and to produce beautiful and abundant gardens. TALMAR can accommodate all varieties of groups to provide 20-minute session with up to 20 participants.

  • For Horticultural Therapy:  Individual $68.00 per hour.  Groups up to 6 people $28.00 per hour.
  • For Horticultural Activity:  Schools and non-profits with 8 participants  for 10 weeks $500.00.
  • For veterans: Please refer to the Breaking New Ground Program.

Call to schedule a date and time: 410-825-2020