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Intergenerational Therapeutic Garden

Raised Garden Beds


14601 20 Avenue, Surrey BC

About the Intergenerational Therapeutic Garden

The intergenerational therapeutic garden is a space designed to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of the individuals using the garden. In December 2009, the City of Surrey received a grant in the amount of $18,500.00 from the Government of Canada, New Horizon’s for Seniors Program to create the garden. Since then we have received additional funding through the Semiahmoo Rotary Club to enhance the garden. The garden has been a cooperative venture between the city and community volunteers who have built garden beds, hauled dirt and planted a wide variety of plants.

Visit the Garden

The garden is located behind the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre. Please drop by and visit our garden in the spring and summer months, help with the maintenance or just relax and enjoy a moment in the garden. If the gate is locked please come in to the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre and ask the front desk for a key. Please note individual garden plots are not available for community members.

If you are interested in volunteering to help tend to these gardens, or would like more information, please call the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre at 604-592-6970. Volunteering is a great chance to enjoy the garden and connect with your community.

Intergenerational Space

The garden is a space for generations to pass on their ideas and skills to other generations. Currently it is led by senior volunteers who share their knowledge with the community. The garden offers a unique space for community groups to meet. There is an area for preschool story time circles and benches throughout for people to sit and enjoy the space. The garden is used by our seniors groups for social coffee and children day camps for scavenger hunts, lunch breaks and a calming space.

Therapeutic Space

This garden features several raised beds used for horticultural therapy. Horticultural therapy uses plants, garden activities, and the landscape to promote well-being for its participants. In spring and summer the garden produces a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and herbs that go to local businesses, staff and volunteers.

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