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"Nature, time and patience are three great physicians."

   -- H. G. Bohn                                                                           

Benefits of Horticultural Therapy

The practice of horticultural therapy provides the therapist with a unique opportunity to leverage the positive interaction between people, plants and gardens to achieve improvements in cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being across a variety of healthcare, residential, school, and rehabilitative settings.

Who We Help

Horticultural therapy can benefit all of us at one time or another.  Programs are designed to address and remediate the challenges of the developmentally, physically or emotionally disabled, older adults, children, or veterans within healthcare, residential, school, and rehabilitative settings.

HT is embraced by facilities and practitioners world-wide. HT practitioners are most commonly employed by institutions or residential treatment centers, typically within occupational or recreational therapy departments, or as consultants.

Horticultural Therapy As a Career

Are you considering a career in horticultural therapy? MAHTN is fortunate to have four of the country's best HT education programs right here in our backyard. Follow the links below to check out these outstanding programs:

In addition, for those seeking a comprehensive overview of the profession, the Denver-based Horticultural Therapy Institute is now offering its four-day Fundamentals of Horticultural Therapy class through realtime interactive Zoom sessions. 

Where We Practice

      • Psychiatric and Mental Health Facilities
      • Hospitals
      • Correctional Facilities
      • Public and Private Schools
      • Nursing Homes and Senior Centers
      • Community and Botanic Gardens
      • Vocational & Occupational Training Centers

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