Gardening can be a challenging and rewarding hobby for many disabled people. In the case of arthritis people with the disease who exercise regularly do better long-term than those who don’t exercise. Gardening needs to be adapted to the condition of the disabled gardener. Many web-sites deal with the problems of disabled gardeners.
One consideration for the disabled gardener is a greenhouse. However your mobility is affected, i.e. wheelchair, arthritis, traditional grenhouses can be difficult to access. Particularly with door width and the step/bar across the bottom of the door. Many disabled people have gotten around this problem by the use of mini greenhouses or tomato houses. See the external links below for websites with info on mini greenhouses.
Web sites with advice for disabled gardeners
These are UK Web-sites. The advice here will be particularly valuable for UK gardeners and others where the climate is similar to the UK.
- Gardening for Disabled Trust
- Disabled gardening
- Elisabeth's Garden - Tips for Disabled Gardener
- Disability directory of Disabled Information Aids and Mobility Services