Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Irene Brady-Barber, HTR talks about the horticultural therapy program at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay, Maine. 

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9/11 Legacy Garden Program

How gardens can create hope and wellbeing in uncertain times.

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New HERD Research Paper: Effects of Biophilic Nature Imagery

Effects of Biophilic Nature Imagery on Indexes of Satisfaction in Medically Complex Physical Rehabilitation Patients: An Exploratory Study

Recent research concludes that the presence of biophilic nature imagery has a significant effect on a patient's experience during hospital stays. These findings have implications in settings where real nature is prohibited by logistics or infection protocols and support the benefits of nature exposure for those who might not have the opportunity due to their medical situation. 

Matthew J. Wichrowski, MSW, HTR | John R. Corcoran, DPT | Francois Haas, Ph.D. | Greg Sweeney, DPT | Arlene Mcgee, RN, MA, MS

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Celebrating Horticultural Champions

Congratulations to AHTA member Perla Sofia Curbelo for the B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. AHTA also congratulates Dr. Naomi A. Sachs for her contributions to the therapeutic garden design field.

2021 AHS Great American Gardeners Awards

Therapeutic Garden Tips for Home Gardeners

Yes, You Can! Create a Garden with Therapeutic Benefits!

Can Flowers Benefit Your Brain?

With the current state of the world, stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. As the majority of us are either working from home or furloughed and stuck indoors all day every day, it can be hard to stay upbeat.

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Growing Research Supports Benefits Of Healing Gardens

Growing Research Supports Benefits Of Healing Gardens

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Mistakes When Buying Plants Online

The biggest mistake you're making when you buy plants online


Covid-19 and Going Green

Going green: COVID-19 pandemic has people drawn to indoor gardening, houseplants

Horticulture Therapy and Youth Mental Health

A comprehensive array of mental health services in New Jersey for young people partnering with Rutgers

Covid-19 and Gardening

Covid-19 and Gardening

Arranging gently used blooms as a form of therapy

Arranging gently used blooms as a form of therapy

Therapeutic Gardens and Covid-19

Therapeutic gardens provide support for medical staff.

Horticultural Therapy to the Rescue

Horticultural Therapy To the Rescue



AHTA Board member, Gary Altman, interviewed on The List.

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Gardening and Flowers can provide support during difficult times

These fact sheets have resources to support you and those around you during these difficult times.

How gardening will keep you well during the coronavirus pandemic


How flowers can help during the coronavirus pandemic

Gardening as an Escape in Difficult Times

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Cultivating Place Podcast

AHTA member Matt Wichrowski interviewed on the Cultivating Place Podcast.

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Plants can Reduce Stress in the Workplace

New Research on the Stress Reducing Effects of Plants in the Workplace

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ATHA member Matthew Wichrowski Interview

AHTA Member Matthew Wichrowski Interviewed for the Healthy Human Revolution Podcast

Matthew Wichrowski, MSW HTR, is the Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Senior Horticultural Therapist at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health.

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