What is Therapeutic Horticulture?

Therapeutic Horticulture (TH), as defined by AHTA, is "the process through which participants enhance their well-being through active or passive involvement in plant and plant-related activities."


As stated by AHTA, various aspects of TH programs include:
 

  • "The engagement of a participant in active or passive horticultural-related activities.

  • The participant has an identified disability, illness, or life circumstance requiring services. 

  • The activity is facilitated by a registered horticultural therapist or other professional with training in horticulture.

  • The participation is in the context of the goals and mission of the organization."

How can TH enhance our lives? 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of therapeutic horticulture.

Where can I learn more about TH? 

Follow this link to find research, books, and websites related to therapeutic horticulture.