Horticultural Therapy Certificate Classes

The NYBG Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program helps students begin or advance their careers through an in-depth exploration of skills and innovative methods using plants and the growing environment to heal and rehabilitate people.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and site visits.


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...
211HRT300FO 07/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:40pm 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...
211GAR301EO 07/09 Th 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE
211GAR301GO 07/25 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

August

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...
211THR301BO 08/03 Mo 5:00pm-7:30pm Meore
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...
211HRT300GO 08/04 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Alvarez
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...
211GAR301FO 08/20 Th 9:30am-11:30am Marsh
ONLINE

September

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
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 grow.Students learn more...
211GAR301F 09/14 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN

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 production, root initiation, stem and leaf cuttings, and layering. Materials included. Prerequisite: Introduction to more...
211HRT411P 09/27 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Storrs
NYBG

October

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 using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for more...
212THR301A 10/24 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Meore
NYBG