About Caroline

Caroline Cook

Caroline works as a freelance horticultural therapist providing sessions at care homes and day centres for older people and supporting activity coordinators and care staff across Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

She is passionate about seeing older people’s quality of life improved through working with plants and nature and having access to the outside.  She wants to see care homes integrated into the community by encouraging intergenerational work.

With a background as a Speech and Language therapist and community development experience in South East Asia, Caroline returned to the UK where she trained in horticulture and garden design, setting up her own business.

Caroline is a member of ASTHP ( Association of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioners) and of Thrive, a national charity using gardening to bring about positive changes in lives of people living with disablities, or ill health or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable

She works as a gardening tutor for First Taste, a Derbyshire charity promoting arts, educational and stimulative activites for frail older people in care homes and day centres.