Creating A Wellness Garden: Therapy In Your Backyard

Well, it’s safe to say that things have been a bit wacky lately, and we’re all feeling heightened levels of stress. With more families choosing to stay home and limit their activities, it helps to create a home environment that’s serene and pleasant to lounge around in. And we’re gearing up to do a whole lot of lounging around! 

Spending time outdoors and getting some fresh air is so important during these trying times, so creating a wellness garden can be incredibly therapeutic. If you’re getting a little bit squirrelly from being cooped up indoors, consider transforming your backyard space into a peaceful retreat! Curl up with a book under a shady tree, do a guided meditation on your phone, and always take some time to stop and smell the flowers.

Plants for All Seasons is happy to offer plant delivery or curbside pickup for everyone practicing social distancing, so you can still order new plants for the garden without any worry. Plus, with all this free time we have on our hands, it’s nice to have a fun, creative project to work on! Here are some of the best plants you can add into your wellness garden, so you can retreat to a peaceful paradise just by stepping out the back door.    


Aromatherapy Plants For Your Wellness Garden

It’s no secret that fragrant flowers and herbs have incredible soothing properties. Whether you’re dealing with hypertension, insomnia, or just general bad vibes, a little aromatherapy can go a long way. It helps us press the reset button on our brains, so we can tackle whatever the day brings us. We love drying them and putting them in a little sachet, then placing it on a pillow, so it will transfer that dreamy scent and soothe us whenever we need to kick back and take a breather. The best part: these plants are edible, too, so you can add them into teas and other tasty snackables. Here are four plants that no wellness garden should be without: 


This ultra-calming herb is pretty much the OG aromatherapy flower. It smells like pure serenity, and people have been using it as a sleep-aid for thousands of years. Plus, it’s beautiful to look at! We can’t get enough of those bright purple flower spikes, dancing around in the breeze.

Lavender is edible, too! Lots of folks add it into teas, cookies, and cakes, but lately, we’ve been into creating lavender-infused simple syrups for cocktails. And doesn’t an aromatherapy cocktail sound pretty perfect right about now? All you need is a cup of water, a cup of sugar, and a couple of spoonfuls of lavender blossoms. Bring them to a low boil, so the sugar melts, bring it down to simmer for one minute, then take it off the heat for thirty minutes to cool. Strain it, bottle it, and you’re ready to make a lovely lavender and lemon gin fizz! 



We love the nostalgic quality of this fragrant culinary herb. One whiff of rosemary instantly transports you back to Sunday dinners at Grandma’s house. As for its therapeutic benefits, rosemary has the one-two punch of being soothing and stimulating at the same time. It helps clear brain fog and sharpens your mind, so if you’re in a bit of a slump, it can really help kick your butt back into gear. 

Rosemary is one of those perfectly versatile herbs that can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Roast up some chicken and potatoes with garden-fresh rosemary to fill your home with mouth-watering aromas. You can add it into a sweet honey lemon glaze, or use it in olive oil cakes, braised carrots, and even pretzels! 

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This citrusy ornamental grass has a ton of zing! It makes a great border plant, and the breezy movement it brings to the garden is hypnotizing. Its powerful scent is so invigorating, and it has plenty of medicinal benefits, too! Lemongrass soothes headaches, tension, muscle pain, achy joints, and it even helps ease symptoms of the common cold. Use it in teas, stir-fries, and soups to warm you up from the inside out!



These little daisy-like flowers are downright adorable, but don’t let that fool you! These cartoonishly cute blossoms are incredibly powerful. Similarly to lavender, the scent of chamomile is incredibly soothing and helps promote deeper, more restful sleep. When you brew it as a tea, it can help ease cold symptoms, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion. After a long stretch of vegging on the couch and eating a few too many tortilla chips, a little digestive aid is much appreciated! 

Ready to transform your yard into the ultimate chill zone? Order these four aromatherapy plants for delivery or curbside pickup, and start creating the backyard retreat you deserve. Good vibes only!