Welcome to the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA)

An association dedicated to promoting and developing horticultural therapy.

The American Horticultural Therapy Association is the only US organization committed to promoting and developing the practice of horticultural therapy as a unique and dynamic human service modality. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, AHTA advocates on behalf of the professional interests of horticultural therapy practitioners and strives to increase beneficial outcomes for participants, host facilities, researchers, and educators.

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2022 AHTA Annual Conference

September 9–10, 2022

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri for the 2022 AHTA Annual Conference!

Presentation proposals are now being accepted.

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AHTA Membership

Make a difference and help advance the profession of horticultural therapy by joining AHTA. Your membership will help support our mission to educate others about horticultural therapy, ensuring greater public awareness and access. Membership keeps you informed about the latest horticultural therapy news, gives you access to outstanding educational and networking opportunities, and more!

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Horticultural Therapy Defined

Horticultural therapy is the participation in horticultural activities facilitated by a registered horticultural therapist to achieve specific goals within an established treatment, rehabilitation, or vocational plan. Horticultural therapy is an active process which occurs in the context of an established treatment plan where the process itself is considered the therapeutic activity rather than the end product.

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