Horticultural Therapy Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



Tutor Support



Horticultural Therapy is the use of plants and gardens for rehabilitation and human healing. It is an ancient practice and a new profession as well. It is an interaction between people, plants and gardens to improve social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.

Much horticultural therapy with children is education or developmentally-based and group focused. Horticultural therapy is often used as a form of group therapy, it can also foster socialisation skill, Patients with disability can benefit from horticultural therapy by simply working with plants in a natural setting.

  • self-paced study
  • 100 hours
  • 1-on-1 tutor support

Horticultural Therapy may be beneficial in terms of healthcare, school, residential and in a rehabilitative setting.

This course is suitable for:

  • therapists
  • schools
  • health care workers
  • anyone involved with rehabilitation and with an interest in gardens and horticulture

Pre-requisites: none

This course is offered as online or distance education.



Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.