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.


October

With its 32' x 40' growing space for edible and sensory plantings, The Garden of Hope offers horticultural therapy opportunities to a wide array of special needs populations. The garden is equipped with rolling planting tables, traditional raised beds, and more...
221THR546 10/22 Fr 9:30am-2:30pm Meore
OFS

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...
222HRT300CO 10/23 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Paradiso
ONLINE

November

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...
222GAR301BO 11/02 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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...
222THR409O 11/02 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Czarnecki
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...
222THR402AO 11/03 We 6:00pm-8:30pm D'Amico
ONLINE

December

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...
222THR403ABL 12/04 Sa 6:30pm-9:00pm Wichrowski
BLENDED

January

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...
223GAR301CO 01/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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...
223THR301BO 01/08 Sa 9:00am-11:30am Meore
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.
Horticultural therapy is practiced in a multitude of behavioral health settings, including more...
223THR404BBL 01/08 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Krus, HTR
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...
223HRT300DO 01/10 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Schondorf-Seghrouchni
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...
223GAR301DO 01/21 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
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...
223HRT300EO 01/22 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Day
ONLINE

February

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...
223HRT300F 02/01 Tu 10:30am-1:10pm O'Brien
NYBG

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...
223HRT411BO 02/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm TBA
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...
223THR403BBL 02/01 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Wichrowski
BLENDED

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...
223THR407O 02/01 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Jaroslow
ONLINE

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...
223HRT411C 02/07 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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...
223THR301CO 02/12 Sa 9:00am-11:30am Meore
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...
223GAR301EO 02/16 We 10:00am-12:00pm Marsh
ONLINE

With multiple gardens, beehives, and an outdoor classroom, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center provides therapeutic and educational horticulture for people of all ages as part of its mission to empower Bronx residents and advance the well-being of this vibrant community. Tour more...
223THR567B 02/17 Th 2:00pm-6:00pm Sherman
OFS

March

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...
223THR408BBL 03/02 We 6:00pm-8:30pm Minich
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...
223HRT300G 03/07 Mo 10:00am-12:40pm Naghshineh
NYBG

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...
223THR402BBL 03/09 We 6:00pm-8:30pm 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...
223GAR301FO 03/24 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
ONLINE

April

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...
224THR406BL 04/09 Sa 10:00am-1:30pm D'Amico
BLENDED

May

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...
224THR409O 05/03 Tu 6:30pm-9:00pm Czarnecki
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...
224THR401O 05/04 We 6:00pm-8:30pm Brechner
ONLINE