SLIDESHOW: Welcome to David's Wheelchair-Accessible Garden

A master gardener with Becker muscular dystrophy shows off his beautiful backyard garden, which can be maintained easily from a wheelchair

by Richard Senti on January 1, 2011 - 3:50pm

QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1

David Gary, of Tyler, Texas, was a bitter young man in the summer of 1975 after receiving a diagnosis of Becker muscular dystrophy.

Bloom Where You're Planted is his first-person account of how he turned his life and attitude around — with a little help from his beautiful garden. (The print version of this story ran in the January-March 2011 issue of Quest magazine.)

The following slideshow features photos of David Gary (now a master gardener) tending his garden, with tips for creating a backyard landscape that can be maintained from a wheelchair. At any point, you can pause the show by simply tapping the space bar, then tapping it again to release the pause. We hope you enjoy this 2½-minute tour!

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