About the AHTA 2022 Annual Conference

Renaissance in Bloom: Reimagining and Revitalizing Horticultural Therapy

Request for Proposal

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri, for the 2022 AHTA Annual Conference. Pre-tours will take place September 8, followed by the Annual Conference September 9–10. At this time, we are planning for an in-person event. After the events of the past two years when we had to cancel or hold the conference virtually, we are excited to have the opportunity to re-connect, re-vitalize, and re-imagine the work of horticultural therapy.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Room Block information is available below. 

Conference Details:

September 9–10, 2022
Optional Pre-Tours on September 8

Full schedule coming soon!

Marriott Country Club Plaza 
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 

$149 I Book Before August 16, 2022


A Request for Proposals to Present at the 49th American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference

The past few years have presented us with opportunities to learn new ways to stay connected, challenged us to create innovative ways to deliver our services, and reminded us of the importance of plants in our lives.  As horticultural therapists and allied health practitioners, we understand the importance of networking with our peers. This year’s conference will bring together people and their voices from diverse backgrounds, regions, countries, and organizations to share our ideas, successes, and experiences.

We invite individuals from the horticultural therapy community and allied health professionals to propose sessions and interactive workshops in the following areas:

  • New methods and techniques to deliver horticultural therapy services during a pandemic.
  • Marketing and capitalizing on the heightened public awareness of the people/plant connection.
  • Design and development of therapeutic gardens ensuring accessibility to diverse populations and communities.
  • Current research advancing the practice of horticultural therapy.
  • Partnerships and collaboration for long-term sustainability of both program and profession.
  • Integrating climate change awareness into horticultural therapy practice.

Presenters will be selected from proposals submitted in response to this Request for Proposals by a peer review panel.

  • Please submit your proposal online by March 18, 2022.
  • Notification of decisions will be sent by April 15, 2022. 
Submit a Proposal