Therapeutic GardensButch's Sanctuary:  

An Introduction to Therapeutic Gardens 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 

in the Program Center

Join Diane Alexander for her presentation on creating therapeutic gardens. Diane has been an educator and healthcare interior designer, with a concentration in special needs and environmental adaptation. In this personal story, she explains how a series of events in her life - the birth of a grandson with Down Syndrome, her mother’s dementia late in life, and her brother Butch’s choice to leave a cancer hospital to face his own end of life at home - led her to refocus her skills and knowledge to help families create spaces at home that reflect their special needs.