Introduction to Horticultural Therapy

This is an in-depth online course providing a comprehensive introduction to horticultural therapy.

This 6 module course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of horticultural therapy, including many practical ideas and suggestions. The course explores the social and emotional aspects of gardening, and the design of healing and sensory outdoor spaces.

Subjects covered include: principles of horticultural therapy; treatment planning; designing a horticultural therapy space; sensory garden design; the healing garden, managing therapy sessions; finding resources and support; and understanding mental health.

The course includes all required study material and full tutorial support from your expert personal tutor.

The course is an ideal introduction to horticultural therapy techniques for students who would like to use them in their day-to-day work, as well as a good foundation for further study in this area.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded an Edinburgh Garden School certificate of Course Completion. Edinburgh Garden School is part of accredited training provider Borders Connect, and registered as a training provider with the Online Learning Council.

Our course is composed of 6 easy-to-follow modules and 6 tutor-marked assignments. It includes approximately 36 hours of study time.


  • Introduction to Horticultural Therapy Certificate

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Your course material is delivered in a .pdf format directly to your inbox. You can then save the modules to your computer, so you can study when offline. You can also print your course material off if you wish.

If you prefer, you can order a printed copy of the course notes from EGS. These are despatched in large, A4 binders and delivered by courier. The cost is £60 including courier fees.

You will be offered the option to purchase a printed copy of the course notes after enrolment, but you can order them at any time during your course. This offer is only available to students currently enrolled on the course.