Therapeutic Horticulture Classes

Learn to create experiences that utilize plants, gardening, and nature to empower individuals and groups whose lives have been affected by illnesses, injuries, disabilities, and life circumstances in order to achieve improvements in their cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Enroll in a single course or pursue a Therapeutic Horticulture Certificate.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


February

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
243HRT300EO 02/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Simeone
ONLINE

March

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
243HRT411B 03/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
243THP301BBL 03/05 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Meore
BLENDED

Explore how therapeutic horticulture can improve the health, function, and quality of life for older adults in various settings, from independent to assisted living, day programs, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. You willalso gain an understanding of the physical, more...
243THP401O 03/06 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
243GAR301CO 03/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
ONLINE

NYU is recognized as having one of the longest-running therapeutic horticulture programs in the country. This visit offers an insider's look at the broad array of programs that the team facilitates both in the hospitals and in the community. Visit more...
243THP525 03/12 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Horticultural Therapy Services
Fried
Wichrowski
OFS

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
243GAR301D 03/28 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

April

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
244GAR301AO 04/15 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, spaces, and techniques used by participants in therapeutic horticulture activities. Explore universal design principles and how to incorporate them into programming, activities, garden design, and tools to meet the widest range of people's needs. Design and more...
244THP406BL 04/15 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm D'Amico
Wagenfeld
BLENDED

Nature has spiritual benefits that are often overlooked in therapeutic horticulture programming. In this course, you'll examine how the historical, cultural, and metaphorical significance of plants can inspire deep and meaningful connections for participants in all types of life circumstances. more...
244THP331BL 04/16 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Wilson
BLENDED

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
244HRT300AO 04/18 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
ONLINE
244HRT300BO 04/27 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Finley
ONLINE

May

Learn to conduct needs assessments, develop activity plans, and write specific goals with measurable objectives that address individual and group needs. Explore the dynamics of group work and the leadership techniques necessary for successful group facilitation. You'll put theory into more...
244THP407O 05/01 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Jaroslow
ONLINE

Chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, diabetes, cancer, and bone and joint diseases, can interfere with activities of daily living. Create goal-directed therapeutic horticulture activities that can be used to improve the quality more...
244THP405O 05/07 Tu 6:00pm-8:20pm Kreski
ONLINE

NYU is recognized as having one of the longest-running therapeutic horticulture programs in the country. This visit offers an insider's look at the broad array of programs that the team facilitates both in the hospitals and in the community. Visit more...
244THP525 05/14 Tu 9:00am-2:00pm Fried
Wichrowski
Horticultural Therapy Services
OFS

Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
244GAR301B 05/16 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Davis
NYBG

Tour the gardens and collections of NYBG to expand your repertoire of edible and ornamental plants for therapeutic programming. Learn their specific requirements and care, while exploring design possibilities, safety and applications for use with various service communities. Prerequisite: Fundamentals more...
244THP320 05/18 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Lorenzetti
NYBG

Learn principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore basic sexual and asexual propagation, focusing on fruit development, seedling production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering.
244HRT411A 05/23 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm Weinstein
NYBG

Gain skills in developing program proposals, writing protocols, establishing evaluation methods and record-keeping policies, and managing staff and volunteers for therapeutic horticulture programs. We will discuss how to develop budgets, fund raise, and follow best legal practices for those considering more...
244THP409O 05/30 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

June

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
244HRT300CO 06/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Conaway
ONLINE