Lavender, rosemary, scented geraniums and lemon eucalyptus are among the flowers and herbs grown in our small aromatherapy garden. Participants collect herbs for various horticulture activities, to spice up their lunch, or make flavored breads and butters.






Research is revealing that working with or just being exposed to plants in a garden environment has important health benefits. Negative emotions of fear, anger, sadness, and anxiety can be reduced and positive emotions and attitudes enhanced. It has also been shown that aromatherapies can lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension, and even speed up recovery from certain illnesses.

A peaceful walk around the garden, can be a therapeutic break in the day for our clients and their caregivers.


- The Aromatherapy Garden, Wendell Combest, Ph.D, ACC Spring 2007 Newsletter




We also have a volunteer who comes in every Tuesday morning and hosts a tea party for anyone choosing to particpate. Her tea parties come complete with fine china, an assortment of delightfully smelling teas, and there are always savory cookies on the table.