Welcome to the American Horticultural Therapy Association 

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. 

AHTA 2023: 50 Years of Cultivating Horticultural Therapy
October 20–21, 2023

AHTA 2023: 50 Years of Cultivating Horticultural Therapy will be virtual this year! The virtual format for AHTA 2023 will certainly be different, but it creates the opportunity to reach a more expansive group of horticultural therapists from around the world. The conference format will use technology that has worked well for other recent online conferences to emphasize virtual discussion during the conference event, including small-group engagement for poster presentations.

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AHTA 2023: Speaker Request for Proposals
Deadline: April 21, 2023

The 2023 AHTA Conference Work Team is requesting those interested to submit a proposal for a virtual oral or poster presentation for 2023 Conference. The virtual format will certainly be different, but it creates the opportunity to reach a more expansive group of horticultural therapists from around the world. Presentations will be accessible to conference attendees with closed captioning in other languages if that language is available on zoom.

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Horticultural Therapist-Registered (HTR) Directory

We are proud to launch our new public search feature that allows companies or the general public to search for HTRs near them. The public search can simplify the process and make finding HTRs more accessible. Benefits may include: consult work for HTRs, job opportunities, being apart of communities, availability to present on horticultural therapy, and share on the profession!

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2023 Board Nominations

The American Horticultural Therapy Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for four (4) open board positions. You may nominate yourself or someone you believe will help steer the course of AHTA into the future. If you are an individual with expertise in nonprofit management, education, and research, we especially need your help; however, all nominees are welcome!
Note: Please remember the nominee must be a member in good standing with AHTA.

Complete Nomination Form

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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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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