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Rochester, NY, United States, 2006/11/02 - Portable Gardens expands availability of its indoor garden, considered ideal for recreational therapy in senior living facilities. Previously limited to northeastern USA delivery, the product is now shipped in kit form throughout the US and Canada.
The portable garden is an integrated, complete solution for growing and showing plants indoors. A wheeled plant enclosure with integral lighting, it is easily moved to wherever people will tend it or enjoy its growing contents.
Historically, Portable Gardens personnel have delivered and set up gardens at buyer's sites throughout New York state and surrounding areas. In response to increased requests for the gardens throughout the US, a shippable kit version of the garden was produced. Delivered on a single pallet, the kit can be built into the same quality product by the end user following included installation instructions.
"As much as we have enjoyed visiting a range of facilities to setup their gardens, we're pleased that our kit product will allow more organizations and a wider area to acquire and enjoy this product", says Wes Kleppe, Portable Gardens president, noting gardens in use in Maryland and Florida.
As a mobile activity center, the garden has large casters and a slim overall profile allowing easy movement to therapy areas or patient rooms through doorways and elevators. The growing contents are contained in a plastic plant container within an attractive wooden frame suitable for public display. An integrated lighting fixture with timer provides lighting to support flowering plants indoors year-round.
To date, the portable gardens have been placed in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They are prized by recreational therapists, who use them as a planting and tending activity for residents year-round.
In addition, facilities observe benefits from people taking responsibility and pride in the care of the plantings. "The garden converts the resident from being cared for to being a caretaker again," Kleppe notes. "Our gardens give people who may be prevented from outdoor activities the means to once more relax and stay active with gardening indoors."
Portable Gardens will work with interested parties to evaluate their needs and provide personal delivery and setup within the northeast delivery area, or kit shipping for customer assembly in other regions. Completed gardens are equipped with everything the end user needs to start gardening, and are available in a choice of wood finishes. For additional information on the portable gardens, configuration and delivery options, contact Wes Kleppe or visit the company website.
About Portable Gardens
New York state-based Portable Gardens (myportablegarden.com) produces integrated indoor wheeled gardens ideal for recreational therapy, managed-care and multi-use facilities, as well as building lobbies. Since 1998 the company efforts have focussed on easily maintained, attractive raised bed gardens.