One of Trinity’s most innovative services is our Horticulture program. It teaches the care, cultivation and arrangement of plants and plant-related materials to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These activities not only educate, but also provide stimulation, exercise, and valuable skills.

 

The Horticulture program operates a greenhouse, which is heated for year-round use. Extensive outdoor gardens surround the greenhouse. The indoor space features learning areas, project areas, and many plants and horticulture-related materials. This welcoming, comfortable setting is open to the public during special events and sales.

 

Developing better social skills, improving motor coordination, enhancing self-esteem, and acquiring job skills are just a few of the many benefits of horticulture. To take full advantage of the experience, participants use everything from Braille labeling if they are blind, to adaptive gardening tools if they have physical disabilities. These are the types of support that open up a new world to a person who was previously unable to take part in any aspect of gardening.

 

Plant sales include the annual Spring Flower & Garden Sale. It starts on the Sunday before Mother’s Day. The greenhouse is open the day before Mother's Day and on weekdays through the end of May. Bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, exotic annuals, container gardens, and special orders are available at reasonable prices.

 

Other seasonal sales feature live wreaths and poinsettias during the holiday season, and cornstalks, hay and pumpkins during October.

 
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