Welcome to the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA)

Established in 1973, the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) is the only national US organization advocating for the development of the horticultural therapy profession and the practice of horticulture as therapy for human well-being. AHTA supports the professional development, education, and expertise of horticultural therapy practitioners. Individuals and organizations located across the US and beyond are members. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership driven organization with the mission to promote and advance the profession of horticultural therapy as a therapeutic and rehabilitative modality.

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Download the AHTA Brochure

The AHTA Board hopes that this brochure will help promote AHTA and the field of horticultural therapy by providing information to future members and the general public as well as potential sponsors and supporters of our profession.

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2021 Joint Conference Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours from the 2021 Joint Conference are available on the AHTA YouTube Channel.

AHTA YouTube Channel

Featured News

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2022 AHTA Annual Conference

September 9–10, 2022

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri for the 2022 AHTA Annual Conference! The Keynote speaker will be horticulturalist and author, Abra Lee!

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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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