What is Therapeutic Horticulture?

Therapeutic Horticulture (TH) is a process in which plants and gardening activities are used to improve the body, mind and spirit of those people for all ages, backgrounds and abilities. STH is currently being used in hospital, rehabilitation centres, disability services, aged care facilities and a range of community settings, including people's homes and community gardens.

The term Therapeutic Horticulture covers a wide variety of techniques and processes which use gardens and garden based activities to promote the physical, mental and social health of participants.

TH utilizes many different disciplines and draws upon many different fields including, but not limited to:

  • Aged Care
  • Disability Services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diversional & Recreation Therapy
  • Landscape Architecture

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