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.


April

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...
214HRT300AO 04/21 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Alvarez
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.
Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy more...
214THR406ABL 04/24 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm D'Amico
BLENDED

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...
214GAR301GO 04/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

May

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...
214HRT300BO 05/01 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
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...
214GAR301BO 05/03 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

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...
214THR401O 05/04 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm 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...
214HRT300CO 05/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Naghshineh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, and in private practice. Learn the diagnostic criteria more...
214THR404O 05/11 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Krus, HTR
ONLINE

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...
214THR409O 05/18 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Czarnecki
ONLINE

June

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Sharpen your clinical skills while learning how horticultural therapy is utilized in a physical rehabilitation setting. Explore the team treatment process and learn about the various more...
214THR403BO 06/02 We 6:30pm-9:00pm Wichrowski
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...
214GAR301CO 06/05 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Cappello-Ruggiero
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...
214THR407AO 06/08 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Jaroslow
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...
214HRT300DO 06/10 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Grossman
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...
214THR301BO 06/12 Sa 9:00am-11:30am Meore
ONLINE

July

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...
221HRT300EO 07/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Herrera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Gain insights into the causes and characteristics of developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities in children and adolescents. Learn to implement horticultural therapies that meet more...
221THR402O 07/07 We 6:00pm-8:30pm D'Amico
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...
221GAR301DO 07/12 Mo 9:00am-11:00am Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling more...
221HRT411BO 07/13 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Weinstein
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Gardens can be catalysts for learning, health, inclusion, and therapy. Gain the knowledge, expertise, and tools to create, renovate, and evaluate both interior and exterior spaces more...
221THR408O 07/14 We 6:00pm-8:30pm Minich
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...
221GAR301EO 07/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedling more...
221HRT411CO 07/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Storrs
ONLINE

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