Eldergrow’s ‘Happiest and Healthiest Garden’ Award Presented to Residents of Montereau’s The Abbey

SUCCESSFUL GARDNERS: Montereau residents display part of their award-winning garden at The Abbey, Assisted Living Memory Care at Montereau.

Residents in The Abbey, Montereau’s assisted living memory care neighborhood, were presented with the “Happiest and Healthiest Garden” Award from Eldergrow in November. 
This honor is given on a monthly basis to the garden that is considered the most attractive and well-maintained. Montereau was selected from among 125 gardens across the United States and is honored to receive this distinction. The award was presentation by Kayla Kamp of Eldergrow
“Eldergrow” is a national therapy program that supplies the structure, plants, supplies and scheduled interactive educational sessions that focus on “gardening with a purpose.” This evidence-based therapeutic horticulture program provides numerous benefits, including improving self-esteem, motor skills and sleep.
This indoor garden has been a popular attraction since it was donated to Montereau’s memory care center, known as The Abbey, by The Meyberg family in 2018. It is one of only two such programs in the state.
Currently, it is overflowing with vibrant flowers and herbs. The addition of this therapy garden was a natural fit for caring residents and provides a way for caregivers and residents to take part in a beneficial and interactive activity.
 Horticulture classes are provided every two weeks with hands-on activities that center around the garden. The awards presentation event featured an activity during which residents prepared refreshments that were served during the reception.
Montereau, nationally known as a premier retirement community, is located at 6800 S. Granite Ave. in Tulsa.