Horticultural Therapy provides a profound sense of purpose, fulfilment, and meaning for individuals, fostering a renewed connection to nature and a greater quality of life. 

ABOUT Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural Therapy is a treatment using horticulture, nature, and plant materials to achieve goals targeted at well being.

The Proven Benefits of HT

Horticultural therapy can improve a sense of self-identity in women. Read about it here.

It provides a purposeful, familiar activity that allows an individual to experience feelings of purpose, joy, dignity, physical engagement, sensory stimulation, stress reduction, and a diverse list of further benefits. 

A Horticultural Therapist is an appropriately trained individual who provides treatment using horticultural techniques to maintain or improve all domains- including social, cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The Horticultural Therapist can fulfill multiple roles within the interdisciplinary team, aiding in the assessment, treatment, and evaluation process.

‘Greening’ hospital spaces reduces the rate of functional decline. Read about it here.

The Biophilia theory, acknowledges that humans are inclined to nature and that the human body, mind, and soul yearn to be close to the natural environment (Wilson, 1984) and has been proven in various studies.

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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.