Rosecrance’s Christine Nicholson to lecture at Anderson Gardens

Christine NicholsonChristine Nicholson, Supervisor of Experiential Therapies at Rosecrance, will present “Practical Uses of Japanese Gardens for Therapeutic and School Settings” Thursday, May 16, at the Anderson Japanese Gardens Visitors Center in Rockford.

Nicholson’s presentation will provide a brief history of adolescent horticulture therapies at Rosecrance and how they have evolved.  Participants will be introduced to the metaphors used in treatment to assess balance and harmony within oneself and the garden.

Admission to the 7 p.m. lecture is free for Anderson Japanese Garden members and $5 for nonmembers. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Sara at 815.316.3307 or

Anderson Japanese Gardens is located at 318 Spring Creek Road in Rockford, Illinois. For more information, go to

As Supervisor of Experiential Therapies, Nicholson oversees and conducts staff development in all areas of experiential activities for clients and staff.  She covers a broad range of therapeutic activities that include art, fitness, recreation, horticulture  and meditation.  She has participated in several research studies and created program curriculum pertaining to horticulture, mindfulness and art in addiction treatment and recovery.