This two-day course provides information, skills and practical techniques that enable you to match horticultural activities to the national curriculum and develop an extracurricular therapeutic programme to meet the support needs of groups of children and young people.

The course will enable you to create and develop school horticulture activities and create year-round programmes that meet individual and collective pupils’ needs. You will gain an understanding of the theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) with special education needs and different themes of practice as well as exploring the use of assessment models for STH in a school setting.

"Brilliant knowledge base. Very organised and well delivered. Cannot wait to implement this. Thank you for convincing a non gardener."

This course is suitable for:

Teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff with an interest in using horticulture as a therapeutic intervention

What you will learn:

  • The theory of using STH with children
  • Linking the practice of horticultural therapy to the curriculum
  • How to gain support from and communicate the value of horticultural therapy to colleagues, parents and stakeholders
  • How to create schemes of work and session plans
  • How to use specific assessment models for STH in schools


2 days

Included in your fee

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

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