Training general
This course provides an introduction to the key skills set for Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) Practice, and will consider the fundamental practice approach and role of the practitioner within different practice settings.

You will explore different garden types and look at how the garden can be a source of activity and occupation appropriate to individual development and recovery. The day will enable you to begin to explore how to harness and maximise the potential therapeutic benefits of gardens and gardening.

This course is suitable for:

Beginners, career changers and volunteers

What you will learn:

  • Describe the generalised benefits of gardening
  • Describe the key theories behind why gardens are therapeutic
  • Describe how gardens and gardening can be utilised as therapy
  • Describe the different models of horticulture as therapy
  • Articulate the role of an STH practitioner


1 day

Included in your fee

All course materials
Course handouts
Lunch and refreshments

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