Our Mission is to enable every individual with a physical disability or limitation to enjoy the mental, physical, social and spiritual benefits of gardening.
Simple Idea. Remarkable Solution.
Sometimes the simplest ideas yield the most remarkable solutions. Such is the origin of Accessible Gardens™, the creation of a gardening enthusiast who refused to let a cane and, eventually, a wheelchair deprive him of his passion.
Everything Within Reach. No Kneeling. No Bending.
The traditional garden is built at ground level. The typical raised garden bed is contained within a walled perimeter built on ground level. The sturdy Accessible Gardens™ raised garden bed is elevated to table height, with ample clearance for wheelchairs or walkers. It puts the entire garden within arm’s reach with no kneeling or bending required.
The simple genius of Accessible Gardens™ is to raise gardening to a new level, enabling everyone – regardless of age or physical limitation – to discover the pure enjoyment of gardening or to continue to reap its rewards
“I could no longer reach down to my garden, so I brought the garden up to me!”
—Raymond LaRocque, Founder
The Story Behind the Accessible Garden
Sometimes the simplest ideas yield the most remarkable solutions. Such is the origin of Accessible Gardens™, the creation of Raymond LaRocque, a gardening enthusiast who refused to let a cane, and eventually a wheelchair, deprive him of his passion.