Horticultural Therapy

This 6 module course provides an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of horticultural therapy. It includes many practical ideas and suggestions. It also 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 study material, course book, Horticultural Therapy Methods, 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 a Borders Connect certificate. Borders Connect is accredited as a training provider by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council.

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

Why Choose Us?

Our tutorial support is second-to-none! When you enrol on one of our home study courses you are assigned an experienced personal tutor who will work with you all the way through. Tutors are available by e-mail at any time to offer support, advice or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going – including weekends, bank holidays and evenings! We see this level of support as central to the success of our courses. If you would prefer to chat to your tutor you can arrange a call back through the main office at a mutually convenient time.

All courses are despatched by courier.


  • Introduction to Horticultural Therapy Certificate

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