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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



Fundamentals of
Horticultural Therapy

Linking People and Plants

Course Description

This course introduces the profession and practice of horticultural therapy, which uses gardening activities in health care and human service programs. The course describes the types of programs utilizing horticultural therapy as well as the cognitive, social, emotional and physical goals for the varied people served. It also exposes students to resources for further exploration and to professionals in the field. (Meets four days) CSU course number H270

Learning Objectives

  • Define horticultural therapy as a therapeutic modality and as a profession.
  • Describe the settings and populations utilizing horticultural therapy.
  • Identify key organizations, literature and individuals that have influenced the development and practice of horticultural therapy.
  • From reading, discussion and observation, describe the objectives and value of horticultural therapy programs.
  • Identify resources for the study of horticultural therapy and for becoming professionally registered.
  • Assess personal attributes and experiences that are relevant to the practice of horticultural therapy.


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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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