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Learn to use therapeutic horticulture for engagement and well-being with children and young people in a variety of different settings. Promote healthy living, self-esteem and confidence through programmes that address individual and group needs.

With an increasing concern for the mental well-being of children, social and therapeutic horticulture can promote healthy living, self-esteem and confidence.

Participants on this course will understand the theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture with children and learn practical approaches to using gardens for engagement and well-being.

Create therapeutic programmes aimed at addressing individual and group needs and explore the use of assessment in social and therapeutic horticulture with children in diverse settings.

"Greater understanding of STH benefits, in depth planning of STH programmes and ideas for practical tasks."

This course is suitable for:

Health & Social Care professionals and anyone involved with children and young peoples’ health and wellbeing

What you will learn:

  • To understand the theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture with groups of children with additional needs
  • To explore a ‘practice approach’ to using gardens and horticulture as a vehicle for engagement and wellbeing
  • To understand and apply the principles and practices of social and therapeutic horticulture within a variety of applicable settings and to create programmes of STH aimed at addressing groups needs
  • To explore the use of assessment in social and therapeutic horticulture.


2 days

Included in your fee

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

Is this course right for me?

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15—16 February 2022, Bristol

Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA
12 places remaining!


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

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