• 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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Memory Cafe

For people with memory-loss, with their care-partners.  Enjoy fellowship at least once-a-month in Topsfield; April-October meet in our therapeutic garden. Memory Café in the GardenSM is offered Select Saturday mornings, once or twice a month. Enjoy Picnics (carry-in, carry-out), Flowers, Birds, Fish, Drums & Dance, Networking. Meet in the Caretaker’s Cottage on rainy days. November – March, meet at Topsfield Trinity Church.Memory Café at River Road offers once-a-month (1st or 3rd Saturday mornings) socializing, networking, and an inclusive interactive program (124 River Rd. Topsfield, MA, 01983). Funded partly by MA DDS.
Dates RSVP to programs@rest-stop-ranch.com
Times
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prices
Free
Location Rest.Stop.Ranch
202 Haverhill Road
Topsfield MA 01983

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  • Memory Café and Sunday Stroll this Weekend – 8/18-19!

    Pack a picnic and plan to enjoy summer’s gifts in the garden this weekend: Saturday, 10am – 12pm, Memory Café in the Garden® For people with memory loss and care-partners. Sunday, 11a – 2pm, Sunday Stroll For wheelchair-users (walker-, cane-users also welcome) and care-partners. Harvest: Nectarines & Raspberries (while they last!) Flora: Roses, Zinnias, Hydrangea, […]

  • Today, 11am – 2pm, Join Us at the Caretaker’s Cottage

    Raspberries are Ripe and Ready to Pick

    Come to the Caretaker’s Cottage today to enjoy fellowship, coffee or tea, and two types of raspberry pies – load as much or as little cream on top as you like! If you’d like to pick raspberries in the rain, just remember to wear a light rain jacket and bring your own container to fill […]

  • Horticultural and Hospitality Volunteers Wanted!

    Caleb Bresley, a new horticultural volunteer, mows the grass

    Do you love the outdoors? Do you love our mission to make the outdoors accessible for all people? Do you have a few hours each month or each week you’d like to contribute to helping us? We currently have three horticultural volunteers, and a few more hospitality volunteers. In many cases our volunteers like to […]

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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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