2022 W/S Zoom! Therapeutics of Gardening

Selected date:

Saturday February 12

Selected time:

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Instructor: Ashley Crosswhite
Date: Saturday, February 12
Time: 10am-12pm
Price: $25 members, $35 non-members
Location: virtual, on Zoom

In this course we will discuss the positive impact gardening has on our physical, social, emotional and psychological well being. We will go over a brief history of Therapeutic Gardening, how to utilize universal design when building out a garden, and how to create a garden space for a particular people group (older adults, children, neurodivergent populations, or people recovering from injury). We will discuss passive and active green space and how to create a plant based activity with a specific people group or goal in mind. Resources on how to learn more about therapeutic gardening and horticultural therapy will be discussed.

We will discuss:

  • A history of Therapeutic Horticulture and Horticultural therapy.
  • The difference between TH and HT 
  • Areas where TH and HT can be useds: Rehabilitation, vocational, wellness.
  • 7 elements that make a garden space therapeutic
  • Passive and Active Green space
  • Adapting your garden space to meet the needs of your target population or goal

*Please remember to log into your Arboretum account. Member discount will be applied at check out.