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We offer a range of courses and workshops for people new to Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) as well as those who are looking to advance their STH journey.
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The courses we offer cover all levels from a person starting out in STH all the way up to an experienced practitioner who is looking to gain an accredited qualification. Our Thrive Learning Pathway summarises the core learning courses we currently run.

Courses are delivered in the following ways:

  • Online learning (free and paid for)
  • Blended learning (combining live events with additional online content)
  • Face-to-face classroom style

Below is a list of our current courses in date order. Please note our online courses are available all year round and appear without a date.

Our next Thrive online CPD event is on 26th March. Find more information and book your place here.

Book now for IPPS 2024

Booking is now open for the 16th International People Plant Symposium, which takes place in Reading, UK from 10th to 12th July 2024.

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Format
Content
Course length
Level
Location
Hand using tool in ground Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practice (blended course) Info Next courses
7—28 October 2024
4—25 November 2024
15 January—3 February 2025
24 February—17 March 2025
Length
2 weeks - flexible access (see schedule)
Price
£195.00
Lu and Aiden Using social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs Info Next courses
1—2 October 2024
4—5 March 2025
Length
2 days
Price
£350.00
Training general Introduction to STH Practice (blended course) Info Next courses
7—21 October 2024
4—25 November 2024
13—27 January 2025
3—17 March 2025
Length
1 week - flexible access (see schedule).
Price
£120.00
Good active shot Setting up a Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Project (blended course) Info Next courses
2—16 August 2024
18 November—2 December 2024
21 February—7 March 2025
Length
1 week flexible access (see schedule)
Price
£120.00
HM garden 1 Understanding disability in garden design (blended course) Info Next courses
13—27 September 2024
29 November—13 December 2024
Length
1 week flexible access
Price
£120.00
Goal setting sq Goal Setting in Green Care (online course) Info Length
Under 10 hours of learning.
Price
£70.00
DSC 8364sq Principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (online course) Info Length
Under 10 hours of learning.
Price
£70.00
Group and beans Demonstrate your impact - outcome measurements (blended course) Info
7—21 October 2024
17 February—3 March 2025
Length
2 weeks - flexible access (see schedule)
Price
£120.00
Vyne 2021 9 Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture workshop Info Next courses
7 August 2024
20 September 2024
18 March 2025
Length
One day
Price
£80.00
Training with elderly people Using gardens and nature for health and wellbeing in care settings (blended course) Info Next courses
19 July—2 August 2024
11—25 October 2024
29 November—13 December 2024
31 January—14 February 2025
Length
2 weeks - flexible access (see schedule)
Price
£120.00
Pruning lavender unsplash Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Info Length
150 hours of learning
Cosmos View Oct 2018 What is Green Care? (free online course) Info Length
Under 5 hours of learning.