• 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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FTD/YO DCG Support Group

“Younger Onset” Dementia Caregivers (under age 65, caring for a loved one under age 65) meet for support the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. “FTD Boston North” group meets 5:15pm – 6pm. The general “Younger Onset” group begins at 6pm. Registration for the group is required. Call or e-mail Mary if you’re interested in joining.

Dates RSVP to programs@rest-stop-ranch.com
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location Rest.Stop.Ranch
202 Haverhill Road
Topsfield MA 01983


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  • Access Improved to Outhouse & Cottage

    A Stone-Dust Driveway, Installed 5/21/18

    Dan Jackson and helper Matt helped us install a stone-dust driveway yesterday, 5/21/18. In the morning, Bentley Warren Trucking out of Ipswich delivered a tri axle of stone dust near the Caretaker’s Cottage. In the afternoon, from 2:30 to 3:30pm, Dan and Matt spread the stone dust using a Bobcat and rakes. “This has gotta […]

  • Koi Pond Grows Roses

    Koi Pond Keeps Growing Roses Hydrated

    When changing out our cut flowers in the home, I noticed new growth on the stems of the cut roses. I’m now experimenting to see if these roses will grow roots at the Koi Pond. Moving forward with a listening heart, vision, inquiry, and action, ~ Mary

  • Kiosk Flower Show Installed

    'Flower Show' Tray Offers Portable Access & Education

    Monday, May 21, 7am, I installed our “Kiosk Flower Show.” I aim to update the show daily with fresh flowers from our garden, and provide identification for public education. We have noticed bicyclists and walkers stopping by to read our kiosk, and this will be added fun and joy for them. Additionally, the flower tray […]

What People Are Saying

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