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Table 1 Planned activity sessions for the 6 months of intervention

From: Effects of horticultural therapy on elderly’ health: protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Session Topic Activity Venue
1 Introduction 1. Familiarisation with research centre
2. Group formation 7/group
3. Indoor Gardening basics
Research Centre
2 Introduction 1. Garden familiarisation
2. Vegetables growing brief
3. Sowing vegetables seedlings
Chinese Garden
3 Wetland Walk 1. Park amenities familiarization
2. Interpretive walk
3. Reflection
Sungei Buloh Reserve
4 Introduction 1. Briefing for vegetables maintenance
2. Weeding and fertilizing vegetables plot
Chinese Garden
5 Nurturing 1. Briefing on pressed flowers
2. Material preparation
3. Make pressed flowers card
Research Centre
6 Nurturing 1. Garden maintenance briefing
2. Weeding, pruning, mulching garden/vegetables
Chinese Garden
7 Colour Walk 1. Park amenities familiarization
2. Interpretive walk
3. Reflection
Singapore Botanical Gardens
8 Nurturing 1. Vegetables maintenance
2. Compost making brief
3. Make compost
Chinese Garden
9 Harvest and Cook 1. Harvest vegetables
2. Hands on preparation for food
3. Sharing of cooked vegetables
Research Centre
10 Harvest and Cook 1. Seed sowing
2. Herbal plant brief
3. Herbal plants propagation
Chinese Garden
11 Festive Walk 1. Park amenities familiarization
2. Interpretive walk
3. Reflection
Gardens by the Bay (Flower Dome)
12 Harvest and Cook 1. Community Garden tour
2. Plant care tips for herbs and plants that will be brought home
3. Reflection
Chinese Garden
13 Healing Walk 1. Park amenities familiarization
2. Interpretive walk
3. Reflection
Botanical Garden – Healing Garden
14 Gardening 1. Briefing
2. Create a culinary garden
3. Maintenance tips
Chinese garden – culinary garden creation
15 Nature Walk 1. Park amenities familiarization
2. Interpretive walk
3. Reflection
Gardens by the Bay (Cloud Forest)
  1. Intervention sessions 1 to 12 will be conducted on a weekly basis while sessions 13 to 15 will be conducted once a month