Horticultural Therapy Classes

If you have a passion for plants and helping people, then pursue horticultural therapy and learn how to bring people and the natural environment together for healing purposes. Acquire the therapeutic skills and horticultural techniques needed to serve a broad population of people in need. Enroll in a single course or pursue a Horticultural Therapy Certificate.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


June

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
224HRT300HO 06/30 Th 1:00pm-3:00pm Alvarez
ONLINE

July

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation more...
231THR409AO 07/05 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Gain insights into the causes and characteristics of developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, more...
231THR402BL 07/06 We 6:00pm-8:30pm D'Amico
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including more...
231THR404BBL 07/06 We 6:30pm-9:00pm Krus, HTR
BLENDED

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major more...
231HRT300E 07/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:15pm Schondorf-Seghrouchni
MDTN

The focus of this individualized intensive training is on physical medicine and rehabilitation. We'll discuss the history and philosophy of the program,and how the therapist functions within a healthcare team. Participate in horticulture treatment sessions that deal with patient functioning, more...
231THR525B 07/26 Tu 9:00am-2:30pm Wichrowski
OFS

August

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of more...
231THR301BBL 08/02 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Meore
BLENDED

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Gardens can be catalysts for learning, health, inclusion, and therapy. Gain the more...
231THR408BBL 08/02 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Minich
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Older adults present an increasing need for therapeutic services. Learn about the physical, sensory, cognitive, psychological, and social aspects of aging and their implications for horticultural more...
231THR401BO 08/03 We 6:00pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
231HRT300FO 08/06 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they more...
231GAR301EO 08/18 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Marsh
ONLINE

September

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
231HRT300GO 09/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Bucuvalas
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
For horticultural therapy to be most effective, activities must be structured so a client's progress can be clearly measured and assessed. Using a variety of activities, more...
231THR407BO 09/07 We 6:30pm-9:00pm Jaroslow
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in more...
231THR403BBL 09/13 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Wichrowski
BLENDED

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of more...
231HRT411C 09/15 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn how to design and implement a horticultural therapy program in the private or public sector. Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation more...
231THR409BO 09/27 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

October

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they more...
232GAR301AO 10/04 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE