Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program

Learn how to deliver horticultural therapy programs that are suitable and adaptable for all ages and abilities, and that include caring for plants – indoors and out, connecting with nature, arranging flowers, and creating botanical arts and crafts. Help your clients optimize their physical and mental health and improve their quality of life through horticulture. TBG’s four-part program focuses on the core skills and knowledge recommended by the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM (click to download pdf)


HT Certificate Module One: Foundations of Horticulture As Therapy
Weekends, May 27 & 28, June 10 & 11, 24 & 25, July 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore the evolution of the therapeutic use of gardens and gardening. This introduction to professional practice in Horticultural Therapy (HT) will focus on the many proven benefits of connecting with plants. Examine the therapeutic foundations used to create HT programs for diverse populations.
Public $625; Members $575
[PG17S29] Margaret Nevett, HTR

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If you would like to be on the email notification list for 2018 session, please email the Adult education coordinator at adulted@torontobotanicalgarden.ca

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  • Kelly luvisotto

    I am very interested in the HT certificate. I currently work as a program Manager at a retirement home in Barrie. I have started a planting program with my residents and it has been well received. Eventually I would like to offer horticulture programs in my community.

    • TBG

      That is great to hear Kelly. I’m sure our Adult Education coordinator would love to connect with you. Here name is Rebecca Lamb, and can be reached at adulted@torontobotanicalgarden.ca Feel free to drop her a note.

  • I work with the City Of Toronto engage at the moment with a new Community Beautification Project engaging youth , newcomers and ESL students. (Question) can I get through the City in this program. Thanks for replyng.

  • Kwok-Leung Ho

    I am a qualified horticulturist and am very interested in the Horticultural Therapy Certificate. I am currently working at an old age home in South Africa and would like to use horticulture as therapy.
    Is there an online program available? If not, can you suggest an alternative option for me to do the course?

  • Adult Education Department

    Hello Kwok-Leung – sounds like you’re doing great work in South Africa already with horticulture and seniors, this is our first year of the Horticultural Therapy Program so we’re not able to offer it long distance yet but hopefully one day!

  • Sue

    Do you have an online course for HT ?