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

Fundamentals of HT

2021 Fall classes

The HT Institute hopes to offer two face-to-face and one online Fundamentals class in the fall of 2021. The schedule is  dependent upon the availability of class space and status of the pandemic. With this in mind the following are tentative dates:

Oct. 21-24, 2021
Denver, Colorado or online

Nov. 21-24, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia or online

Dec. 2-5, 2021
San Diego, CA or online

Download PDF of current 2020/2021 Schedules

Section I (CO) & II (CA)  Class schedules



Accommodations for Classes
in California

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Hotel Accommodations: Half Moon Bay, CA

Quality Inn Half Moon Bay
2930 N. Cabrillo Highway
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Class rate: $155-$165

Deadline for reservations: October 12, 2020

  • Amenities include, full hot breakfast, wireless internet, parking
  • No shuttle to class site
  • Ask for HT Institute room block

Other Hotel Options

Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
16th St. & Highway 1
Montara, CA 94038
650-728-7177 call for rates

Pigeon Point Light Station Hostel
210 Pigeon Point Road, Highway 1
Pescadero, CA 94060
650-879-0633 call for rates


Class Accomodations

Elkus Ranch
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Turn into the driveway at 1500 Purisima Creek Road. This is the second driveway on the right hand side of the road. It is clearly marked with the Elkus Ranch Sign. Do not rely on any map applications for directions-they are often incorrect. Accurate directions and a map are available at:

Located on the central California coast, in Half Moon Bay, the ranch offers diverse programs including those specifically designed for students with special needs, allowing participants to learn about the inter-relationship of the environment and themselves in a rural setting.

Hotel and Class Locations

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Hotel Accommodations: Los Angeles, California

Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia/Pasadena
199 N. 2nd Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
626-574-6900 (ask for HT room block)

Rate: $129

Deadline: 11/2/2020

One block from shuttle with service to the LA Arboretum class site. Complimentary full breakfast and parking.


Hotel Accommodations: Fairfield, California

Staybridge Suites Fairfield Napa Valley
4775 Business Center Dr.
Fairfield, CA 94534

Group rate: $159
Deadline: March 10, 2019




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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