An image slice of a beautiful garden with rounded staircase leading to it

What is Horticultural Therapy?

"Horticultural Therapy is defined as a process of plants and garden related activities to promote well-being of mind, body and spirit." (HTAV)

Who is involved with Horticultural Therapy?

Horticultural Therapy is used by diversional therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers, nurses, allied health workers, activity workers, horticulturalists and many others to involve individuals and groups in gardening for therapeutic reasons.

Our Purpose

When & Where

HTSA meets informally on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm. Each meeting takes us to a new and interesting Horticultural Therapy program or garden in the community.

Visit the membership page to discover the benefits of membership to HTSA and to download the membership form or register online.

HTSA organises regular garden tours, workshops and lectures. Check out our event calendar for more information.

Plants growing out of two blue shoesTwo men tying up bean framesTwo people weeding in a raised garden bedA scarecrow in a garden bed

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Nature Play Educators conference 5-6/5 2017
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Wonderful facilities to run a Horticultural Therapy Introductory Short course. Thanks to the Okaparinga City Council to support these amazing house 🏡.
Very active participants engaging in learning about horticultural therapy at this years introductory course.