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This course provides the practical knowledge, skills and insights required to set up a new social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) project

Drawing on our considerable experience of setting up our own projects and assisting other organisations through our consultancy service, this blended course explores many of the key areas of consideration for developing an STH project in order to share the health benefits of therapeutic gardening directly with people who have been touched by disability.

Although each starting journey will be different, the course will help to support you in your STH project, providing good information so you can work through the development of your project, possibly highlighting areas you have not considered or, if you are more progressed on your journey, confirming that you are heading in the right direction.

STH is a diverse field and some of the learning content will require you to contextualise it to your own particular model of STH.

I have learnt so much and would feel competent in beginning to set up an STH project!

This course is suitable for:

Anyone with an interest in the logistics, legislation and practical concerns associated with setting up a STH project.

What you will learn:

  • Considerations of working in the current STH sector
  • How to approach site selection in relation to a new STH project
  • How to facilitate partnership working and networking opportunities
  • How to programme STH, specifically in relation to a new STH project
  • Approach to budgeting in a new STH project


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 might benefit from staggering the costs of this course. Please email training@thrive.org.uk if you would like to find out more about this option.


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 Setting up a STH Project Course Schedule.

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 courses, please contact us on thrivelearn@thrive.org.uk.

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A brief video introduction to this course

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16 February—1 March 2024, Online

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£120.00 For individuals, members of charities, voluntary and non-statutory organisations

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