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.


August

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...
221HRT300FO 08/01 Su 10:30am-12:30pm Alvarez
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of more...
221THR301CO 08/03 Tu 9:00am-11:30am Meore
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...
221THR407BO 08/07 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Jaroslow
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...
221GAR301FO 08/26 Th 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

September

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.
Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy more...
221THR406BBL 09/12 Su 10:00am-1:00pm D'Amico
BLENDED

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...
221HRT300GO 09/18 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
ONLINE