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Horticultural Therapy


Horticultural Therapy (HT) is a professionally conducted client-centered treatment that utilizes gardening and horticultural activities to meet specific therapeutic or rehabilitative goals.

HT has been used to improve:leaves

  • Physical condition and patient health management
  • Mental health and social adjustment
  • Recreational and leisure options
  • Educational training and occupational status
  • Intellectual, psychological and social well being.

HT is unique in its composition as it is non-threatening in its appearance, flexible in its application; cost effective and valuable in its use. It occupies a necessary position within the healthcare realm beside the occupational and physical therapist as part of an interdisciplinary medical team to benefit the patient’s overall health.

 

What does a Horticultural Therapist do?

A horticultural therapist uses the knowledge of plants and gardening, greenhouse and floristry skills as a tool to develop a structured, purposeful program that meets specific therapeutic and rehabilitative goals for individuals or groups.

 

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How can HT help ME??

• Enhance quality of life
• Increase physical mobility
• Increased self-esteem
• Stimulate memory
• Reduce Stress
• Decrease anxiety
• Increase sense of control
• Improve personal satisfaction
• Improve immune response
• Promote physical health