Introduction to Social and Therapeutic Horticulture – 1-day workshop

What is Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and how can we practice it? Who can it benefit?

T​his workshop will look at how gardening can have therapeutic results. It will be of benefit to those interested personally in the use of horticulture as a therapy as well as professionals working with clients in a horticultural environment. We will look at the practical and theoretical aspects of using horticulture to improve well-being in different ways. This will take into account potential clients’ needs and the physical environment available.


Dates for 2024

Thursday 30th May

Saturday 22nd June


Timing of the day: 10am – 4pm
​Location: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Cost: £85
(plus booking fee) Concessions available for people in receipt of benefits, please get in touch.

Drinks included. Please bring a pack lunch. 
This is an outdoor practical workshop. Please take note of the temperature on the day and wear appropriate clothing.  This training will go ahead even if it rains and would only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.

Feedback from past participants:

Helpful to realise that Horticultural Therapy can be used with different client groups and adapted to suit individuals’ needs.

Enriching, stimulating, inspiring.

The workshop got me thinking differently about therapeutic interventions. It has helped me realise the power of a nature-based therapeutic space.

To book a place click on the button below. You will be taken to the Eventbrite page for payment.

This workshop can be delivered in any garden or allotment at a different location. Please contact the Centre for further details.