Lu and Aiden
This two day course will demonstrate how social and therapeutic horticulture can help people who have mental health support needs. Find out how to use the discipline to help clients with their rehabilitation, recovery, social inclusion, training and employment.

With mental health services across the UK coming under increased pressure from shrinking budgets, social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) programmes can offer a proven, cost-effective alternative to purely medical interventions. This two day course provides information, skills, techniques and confidence in using STH to address rehabilitation, recover, social inclusion, training and employment.

"The course has given me more confidence in my observations at work and given me a lot more tools, examples to draw from and inspiration to keep developing."

This course is suitable for:

Practitioners - including volunteers and allied professionals

What you will learn:

  • To understand and know how to apply the principles and practice of social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people who have mental health support needs
  • To gain an insight into the role of a horticultural therapist working with people who have mental health support needs
  • To begin to design a client centred social and therapeutic horticulture programme
  • To understand the importance of assessment, monitoring, evaluation, horticultural programming and planning for garden projects and for the individuals attending a garden project.


2 days

Included in your fee

All course materials
Course hand-outs
A light lunch and refreshments

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 0696 or email us.

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 0696 or training@thrive.org.uk.

Book this course now

16—17 March 2022, London

The Herb Garden, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
Limited availability


9:30am Coffee and registration
10am Course starts
4pm Course finishes

Book places

£270.00 For individuals, members of charities, voluntary and non-statutory organisations
£320.00 For statutory and non-voluntary organisations