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.
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:
Delaware Valley University
New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
Temple University, Ambler
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