Please note that our group programs are either open to the public or closed. Closed group programs are customized to serve a specific group or organization.

Creating art in nature

Art in Nature

An arts-based program for adults 18 and up living with spinal cord injury or other neuro-muscular diseases. This program connects the creative art process to the mindful qualities of nature for spiritual, emotional and mental wellness. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays each month. To register, contact shelly@trellishta.org.

Meets from 10:30 to noon on the 1st and 4th Fridays of the month.

Stroke survivors planter project

Stroke Survivors Support Group

A monthly group for adults 18 and up that focuses on socializing in a small group setting held in our wheelchair-accessible greenhouse. Sessions focuses on a specific horticulture topic with participants engaging in a hands-on activity and enjoying a garden-inspired snack. Come join us! Caregivers are welcome. To register, contact rachel@trellishta.org.

Meets 10:00 to 11:30 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in 2022.

Shepherd Center Gardening for health and wellness

Shepherd Center Gardening for Health & Wellness Clinic

A quarterly Health and Wellness horticulture half day clinic for participants diagnosed with spinal cord, brain injury, stroke and other neurological diagnoses. The next event will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 and will introduce participants to horticulture and gardening for overall wellness. For more information and to register, contact Jenny.Dilaura@shepherd.org.

Meets 10:00 to 1:00: Thursday, June 23, and October 13, 2022

Putting gravel in a planter


An indoor garden therapy-based program for adults 18 and up living with spinal cord injury or other neuro-muscular diseases. Participants will enjoy fun, garden-based make-and-take tabletop activities, learn new skills and socialize. Sessions meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. To register, contact wendy@trellishta.org.

Meets 10:30 to noon, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
Hoeing a raised garden bed

Ability Garden Weekly Volunteer Workday

This weekly, small group helps with the upkeep of the Ability Garden.  Typical projects involve weeding, plant care, designing and creating new garden spaces, as well as growing plants in the greenhouse. Contact shelly@trellishta.org.

Meets 9:30 to noon: the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 

Students working on a colorful project

Green Growers

A summer program for Howard Middle School students with autism to engage in garden-based projects while practicing life-readiness skills related to attention, communication, and cooperation. For more information, contact rachel@trellishta.org.

Meets 9 am to noon: June 30 through July 7.

The Ability Garden
at Callanwolde
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 3030