The new major textbook for Horticultural Therapy is now available purchase here.

Fundamentals of HT
All classes online & live

Class content is the same for each section. Only dates and time zones different.

Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2020 Class Now Full!
Section I
Mountain Time Zone
(Colorado Series)

Nov. 12-15, 2020  Class Now Full!
Section II
Pacific Time Zone
(California Series)

Dec. 3-6, 2020 Class Now Full!
Section III
Eastern Time Zone

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Download PDF of 2020/2021 Schedules

Section I (CO)  Colorado series

Section II (CA)   California Series


COVID 19 Update: 2020/2021 classes online

Turn Your Passion Into
A Rewarding Profession

Our goal at the Institute is to help you do just that and much more. Through professional, interactive training, our students gain the skills and confidence to create and manage successful horticultural therapy (HT) programs.  We introduce students to practicing horticultural therapists who work with special populations in different settings across the U.S. Our experienced instructors share best practices and provide the latest techniques in HT programming that inspire students to become leaders in the HT profession. Helping you combine your passion for gardening with you desire to improve lives is at the heart of our mission and the focus of all of our training and educational programs.

 Our CLASSES offer you:

  • certificate in horticultural therapy
  • Customized courses in HT for adult and traditional students
  • A flexible curriculum that adapts to varied educational and professional backgrounds
  • College credit from Colorado State University
  • Caring staff who can help guide your career
  • Opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with others who share your passion
  • Face-to-face instruction that builds your professional network
  • Courses that lead to a credential in HT from the American Horticultural Therapy Association

about the Institute:

“The education I received at HTI has been extremely helpful to me. I use some aspect of my training every day. The faculty at HTI care immensely about the success of their students,” Donald Frisch, HTR, HTI Graduate, St. Louis, MO Botanic Gardens

  “What I loved about the courses at the Institute was the diversity of students and their various backgrounds. HTI brings in so many different and interesting guest speakers.”
Abby Jaroslow, HTR, HTI Graduate, Philadelphia, PA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital


View the recording of a recent live webinar:

Topic: Entering the Profession of Horticultural Therapy

You will learn:

  • What is horticultural therapy?
  • Where is it practiced?
  • Who does it serve?
  • How can you receive training?

View the webinar here


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