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This blended online course provides garden designers with knowledge and examples of best practice for creating actively therapeutic green space for disability, recovery and rehabilitation.

Designing gardens for people with disabilities involves far more than a few wide paths and sensory plants. Drawing on Thrive's 40+ years' experience, and key messages from the fields of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and Green Care.

"The course has given me a greater understanding and a broader awareness of issues related to inclusion and accessibility"

This course is suitable for:

Anyone who has an interest in how to create outdoor space for disability groups including landscape designer and gardeners.

What you will learn:

  • How people gain from people plant relationships
  • How to assess green space using Attention Restoration Theory
  • How to make green space actively accessible


1 week flexible access

Is this course right for me?

We are here to ensure you book the right course for your needs. If you wish to discuss a course with us please call the Training and Education Team on 0118 988 5688 or email us.


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 Understanding Disability in Garden Design. 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.

Terms and conditions:

Please read our terms and conditions before booking a course.

Need to book multiple places or pay by invoice?

If you prefer to book a course by post, book more than one place or require an invoice download a copy of our booking form

Frequently Asked Questions

For any other questions about our courses, please read our FAQs or contact us on 0118 988 5688 or training@thrive.org.uk.

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1—8 December 2023, Online

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