GROW: Gardening Rooted in Occupational Wellness

Event Date & Time

March 29, 2023 at 11am - 12:30pm


San Antonio Botanical Garden - Community Garden

Event Details:
GROW (Gardening Rooted in Occupational Wellness) is a dementia-friendly gardening project produced in partnership with UT Health San Antonio’s Caring for the Caregiver program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. GROW is designed to promote improved mental health, quality of life, and opportunities for social connection for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Research has shown that participating in gardening programs and activities promotes positive outcomes for participants’ mental health and well-being. GROW utilizes hands-on gardening activities, such as planting, pruning, and exploring sensory aspects of plants, to promote these outcomes. Come ready to get your hands dirty and have fun!

GROW will initially run every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting March 1st through April 5th from 11am - 12:30pm. Participants are welcome to access the rest of the Botanical Garden free of charge following the session.

Parking: For easiest access to the San Antonio Botanical Garden's Community Garden, you may park along Old Austin Road to enter the Community Garden via the side gate. Here is a link to directions for parking on Old Austin Road closest to the Community Garden: . You may also park in the main parking lot and walk towards the back of the park to access the Community Garden.

For more details please call (469) 730-6804 or email us at


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About the Speaker(s)

Instructor: Christina Bittle, Doctor of Occupational Therapy student at UT Health San Antonio