About Margaret Nevett

Registered Horticultural Therapist

Margaret is a Registered Horticultural Therapist dedicated to helping gardeners of all abilities. Her company, Gardening For Life, provides Horticultural Therapy consultation and programs in long term care and rehabilitation facilities.

Margaret’s interest in garden making became a passion for horticulture when she joined the Toronto Master Gardeners in 1992. Her experience and knowledge developed through studies in horticulture from the University of Guelph and a garden design master class with international garden designer John Brookes.

Margaret educates gardeners through continuing education college courses, consultations, hands-on gardening workshops, demonstrations, presentations, television, DVD/video production, the Internet and print articles.

Using horticulture as therapy became her focus while completing studies in Horticultural Therapy with Mitchell Hewson at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Margaret has also completed a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy with Christine Pollard at Providence Farm, British Columbia.

Margaret’s background includes a variety of television series productions and corporate training videos. She has recently collaborated with director Ron Meraska to create and produce a DVD entitled “Horticulture As Therapy”.

Margaret has built an extensive network of associates in the horticulture industry – from Master Gardeners to the Garden Writers Association. She is well known for her specialty in enabling gardening tools - providing tips, tools and techniques to help keep us all Gardening For Life.


To Order DVD “Horticulture As Therapy”

Horticulture As Therapy features Master level horticultural therapists Christine Pollard and Mitchell Hewson.

This is a comprehensive introduction and explanation of the history, benefits, settings and special populations for Horticultural Therapy. Resources on how to become a Horticultural Therapist and contact information for education provided. Also includes a special section on designing enabling gardens.

$25.00 CDN plus taxes, shipping and handling.

Please e-mail your name, complete shipping address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Email: margaret@gardeningforlife.ca