Horticultural Therapy Workshop: Healing through Horticultural Therapy

  • June 8 - 9, 2023
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $45.00-$115.00 This event is now over

Horticultural Therapy Workshop: Healing through Horticultural Therapy

June 8, 8 am-5 pm AND/OR June 9, 8 am-12 pm


Presenters Douglas Airhart Ph.D., HTR, Professor at TTU and Derrick Stowell Ph.D., CTRS, HTR, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UT Knoxville, will offer an overview of horticultural therapy, information on how to start a program, integration with current programming, and accessibility and adaptation for special needs. This workshop is aimed at service providers, therapists, teachers, and any others involved in therapeutic programming. CEUs available for additional fee. Call 901-636-4128 for more information.  


Register no later than noon on June 5.  


$100 Both June 8 & 9

$70 June 8 Only

$45 June 9 Only

$15  1.2 CEUs available through TN Tech University  


Workshop Schedule

June 8 - Day 1


7:30 am Registration  

8 am Welcome & Introductions  

8:30 am Definition and Benefi­ts of Horticultural Therapy  

9:30 am Setting Goals & Objectives/Safety  

10 am Break  

10:15 am Documentation and Assessment  

11 am Universal Design, ADA, Accessibility, and Adaptations  

12 pm Lunch with Activity Ideas  

1 pm Debriefing and Metaphors  

1:30 pm Propagation  

2:45 pm Break  

3 pm Basic Plant Care Techniques  

3:30 pm Indoor Gardening Activities  

4:30 Questions/Evaluations/Wrap-up  


June 9 - Day 2  

7:30 am Registration  

8 am Working with Specifi­c Populations  

8:45 am Veterans/AgrAbility and additional resources  

9:15 am Floral Design Demonstration & Activity Analysis  

10:15 am Break  

10:30 am Task Analysis Activity  

11 am Next Steps  

11:40 am Questions/Evaluations/Wrap-up  


If you need assistance with registration please email boxoffice@membg.org.

Date & Time

Jun 8 - 9, 2023

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.


The Garden offers year-round programming and events for children, families, adults, art lovers, food lovers, music lovers, gardeners, and more! Beyond our annual happenings, we have a diverse offering of adult workshops and classes, youth classes and activities, art exhibits, horticultural features and events, and outdoor fun for all. Click here to explore upcoming events at the Garden.

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