Like so many Aussies, Rhiannon Tracey felt compelled to take up gardening as the pandemic gained speed last year. She went searching for the best wheelchair-accessible garden bed.
The Geelong 32-year-old became a quadriplegic in 2009 after a pool accident while on holidays in Bali.
Since then, she’s become a model, motivational speaker, founder of a spinal cord injury recovery centre and is now a gardener too.
We spoke with Rhiannon about her newfound passion, the physical and mental health benefits she’s found, plus the one thing that’s made her garden (mostly) puppy-proof.
What types of garden beds have you found best for wheelchair accessibility?
I don’t think I’d ever be able to grow in your standard garden bed because trying to bend over from a wheelchair is very painful and annoying.