Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to help older people with specific support needs

This 2 day course provides information and practical skills on how social and therapeutic horticulture can address rehabilitation, recovery, quality of life and help older people age well – covering a wide range of impairments such as dementia, sight loss and stroke.

'The course was full of knowledge and practical suggestions and I feel better equipped to meet the needs of our residents'

Suitable for:

Practitioners - including volunteers and allied professionals

What you will learn:

  • An understanding of how gardening can benefit older people with a diverse range of support needs
  • An insight into how to work as a Horticulture Therapist with older people with a diverse range of support needs
  • Understand the importance of assessment and how personal preference will greatly influence work with older people
  • Explore how to create client centred programmes of STH.


  • Registration and coffee 9.30am
  • 10am start – 4pm finish

Included in fee:

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



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Devon - 16th & 17th May 2019

Introductory price - first time course

Venue: Foxhole Community Garden, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EB

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London - 12th & 13th June 2019

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