• Welcome! We offer year-round and seasonal programs for caregivers and people with disabilities. Subscribe to our blog for updates.


  • Our wheelchair-accessible gardens: Cut Flowers, Roses & Kitchen, Orchard Ave., Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Raspberry Patch, Cedar Grove and Tunnel, and Koi Pond.


  • Meet our test-drivers: Our friends with wheels help us test the trails. We use the test results to prioritize project improvements.


  • Our story: Inspired by our own dementia-care journey with Mary’s mom, Margaret, we learned that more accessible garden experiences were needed for people using wheelchairs.


  • Get involved! Learn how you can support the gardens’ growth.

We are developing our private wheelchair-accessible gardens for future enjoyment and therapeutic benefit of people in our community affected by long-term illness and disability. This is a long-term, life-long project for us.
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Rest. Stop. Ranch feels surprisingly remote, yet it is so close! Located in the center of Boston’s North Shore communities, one mile from highway I-95, the wheelchair-accessible sanctuary is just a few miles from the area’s conservation lands including the Ipswich River Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Bradley Palmer State Park, Willowdale State Forest, Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, and Boxford State Forest. Drive twenty minutes to Crane Beach, Ipswich, Newburyport or Beverly. Thirty-five minutes from Boston/Charlestown and Logan Airport. Allow for more time during traffic hours.

Private tours of the garden are available by appointment.
Please call prior to your visit.

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    Dan enjoys the chili.

    On Saturday, Feb 3, 1pm – 4pm, we hosted a Mid-winter Mardi Gras Burn for all of our friends connected with our cause and programs. The 15′ by 10′ burn pile in the back of the cottage was burned, some toasted marshmallows were enjoyed, along with two types of chili and King Cake cupcakes. Amanda […]

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    Our Saturday Memory Café had 16 participants (8 partners) join us for Partner Yoga fun. The room was set-up with two parallel chair lines, and guests quickly found partners if they hadn’t arrived already with a partner (spouse or sibling). Memory Café Guests enjoyed fellowship and Valentine’s-themed snacks before and after the facilitated Partner Yoga […]

  • Today! Memory Café and Mid-Winter Mardi-Gras Burn

    2018 Mid-Winter Mardi Gras Burn Invite

    Join us! All ages welcome. TODAY: Feb 3, 10am – 12pm Where: Trinity Church, 124 River Road, Topsfield, MA (Wheelchair-Accessible) What (Title): Memory Café: Share the Love with Partner Yoga What (Description): Learn & Experience Body-Based Non-Verbal Communication Skills (bring a friend or come alone) Funded in part by Topsfield Cultural Council and MA DDS. […]

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Mary, I like your ideas.  They are creative, healing, and engaging the community. – Barb Bodengraven, Topsfield, MA

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