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

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This is the recommended first course in our blended learning programme for those new to STH and those wanting to learn more about STH.

This course is suitable for:

Anyone who wants to begin their journey in STH including career changers and volunteers.

What you will learn:

  • Generalised benefits of gardening
  • Key theories on why gardens are therapeutic
  • How gardens and gardening can be utilised as therapy
  • Different models of horticulture as therapy
  • The role of the practitioner


1 week - flexible access (see schedule).

Included in your fee

Access to all training materials
Access to live events and sessions

Course fee

  • £120
  • We offer an instalment option for those who may benefit from staggering the costs of this course. Please email training@thrive.org.uk if you would like to find out more about this.


This is a blended course, held over 1 week with flexible access to all learning materials and staggered live event times to accommodate attendees' home and work commitments.

The schedule can be viewed here Introduction to STH Practice Course Schedule. Please note that the number of scheduled live events may be reduced subject to numbers of people on the course.

5-10 hours learning time is required for the week including the live events.

Need to book multiple places or pay by invoice?

If you prefer to book more than one place or require an invoice please contact us on training@thrive.org.uk

Terms and conditions:

Please read our terms and conditions before booking a course.

Frequently Asked Questions

For any other questions about this course, or other online training please contact us on thrivelearn@thrive.org.uk.

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Introduction to STH Practice (blended course)

Dates: 1—15 July 2024
Price: £120.00
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