Patty Cassidy

Gardening for Wellness



  1. 9” x 12”, 256 pages

  1. Over 900 photographs

  1. Accessible step-by-step techniques and advice, from planning and equipment to planting and maintenance

  1. A plant directory profiles the many planting choices available, with an ease-of-maintenance classification

  1. Presents a range of special equipment to help gardeners with a variety of conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, balance and back problems

  1. Packed with projects for older gardeners, this unique book reveals how you can adapt garden activities to ensure that the pleasure of gardening is never out of range


Tending our gardens is a lifelong pleasure. As we age, our energy and physical abilities become more limited, but gardens are magical, evolving places, with the potential to keep us young at heart and physically fit. This ground-breaking book shows how easy it is for older people to carry on gardening. Sections look at planning; keeping safe and comfortable; appropriate equipment for each gardening activity; and the different styles of gardens (flower, vegetable, fruit, raised, herb, patio, vertical, and indoor), each one with projects and techniques. The exhaustive approach and the many step-by-step sequences will ensure that the joy of gardening never fades. Hardback, $35.00

The Illustrated Practical Guide to

Gardening for Seniors

by Patty Cassidy

Anness Books (October 16, 2011)

“Sure to become a bible for seniors who want to continue sowing and growing

into their golden years.”

Kym Pokorny, the Oregonian

The Age-Proof Garden

by Patty Cassidy

101 practical ideas and projects for stress-free, low-maintenance senior gardening, shown step by step in more than 500 photos.

Southwater Books (January 16, 2013)

Other Publications

“Come to Your Senses.” In Things to Do When You Turn 70, Ronnie Sellers (ed.). Sellers Publishing, 2013, pp. 275-279.

“The Portland Memory Garden: A Therapeutic Resource on Public Land.”AHTA Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. Vol. XXIII, Issue 1, 2013.

Featured in The Tropical Garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 2013, pp. 38-39.

“Left Foot Organics Makes Big Strides.” “Harvesting.” AHTA News Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2012.

Discover how easy it is to carry on gardening into and way beyond retirement, with ideas, inspiration and techniques for older gardeners - and for those designing gardens for those with physical limitations. Paperback, $18.00

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