AHTA 2018 Annual Conference

Planting with a Purpose: Engaging in Horticultural Therapy
October 5-6, 2018, Pre-tours October 4
Sheraton Denver West Hotel 
Lakewood, Colorado 

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Thank You for Attending

Thank you for attending the 2018 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 5-6! We hope to see you again next year for the 2019 Conference! The pre-tours featured an informative behind-the-scenes look at local horticultural therapy programs and gardens. While immersed in the foothills and mountainous landscape of Denver, attendees connected with horticulture— and therapy-focused professionals from around the world in meaningful connections, professional development opportunities, and engaging, and interactive sessions. 

Keynote Speaker - Shane Smith

Shane Smith is the founding director of the Cheyenne Botanic Garden, established in 1977, and served as the director for over 40 years. Shane retired in 2018 and now serves as the Director of the Cheyenne Botanic Garden’s non-profit arm (the Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens). Under his direction, the project has received awards from Presidents Reagan, Bush (senior), and Clinton.

Shane has a degree in Horticultural Science from Colorado State University. He served as a Loeb Fellow in 1989-1990 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Shane is professionally registered as a Horticultural Therapist with the American Horticultural Therapy Association. 

Learn more about Shane Smith

2018 Conference Hotel

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado. Check the AHTA website often and watch your email for more information.

Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228


You can make your hotel reservations online. Should you require assistance making your reservations, you can contact the Sheraton at 1-303-987-2000. Book early and don't miss out on this great rate! Support AHTA by booking your room within our room block and take advantage of our special conference rates, starting at $139, for single/double occupancy. Please reference the "AHTA 2018 Conference." The cut-off date to reserve your room in the AHTA room block is Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Based on availability.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Exhibitors


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