Make a difference in the advancement of the field of horticultural therapy by joining the American Horticultural Therapy Association. There is strength in numbers and as we increase our membership, our voice becomes stronger. 

Why join AHTA?

The American Horticultural Therapy Association is the leading U.S. organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the practice of horticulture as therapy.  The AHTA membership is comprised of individuals who are passionate about the unique benefits of horticultural therapy as a therapeutic modality. Members are committed to the growth of the profession. 

Your membership will help support the AHTA's mission to educate others about horticultural therapy, ensuring greater public awareness of, and access to, horticultural therapy. Membership in the AHTA will keep you up to date on the latest in horticultural therapy news, as well as give you access to outstanding educational and networking opportunities.  Your membership will contribute to ensuring a solid and secure future for AHTA and horticultural therapy professionals.

What level of membership are you?

To accommodate the needs of a varied membership base, AHTA now offers seven membership categories: Professional, Associate I and IIStudent, Retired Professional, Organizational, and Affiliate

The following outlines membership qualifications and benefits. All amounts are in U.S. dollars and memberships are effective for one year from the date you join.

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Membership dues will increase effective January 1, 2020. 

Professional Membership (includes a $75 credential fee) $250
Associate Level 1 Membership $175
Associate Level 2 Membership, Year 2 $130
Associate Level 2 Membership, Year 1 $80
Student Membership $65
Retired Member $65
Affiliate Membership $250
Organizational Membership $400

 


Professional Membership (HTR, HTM, & HTA only): Open to members who have fulfilled requirements for AHTA professional registration. Professional members are required to renew annually at the professional level to maintain their professional registration. Annual Dues: $195 (includes a $50 credential fee)

Membership includes:

  • Access to online Members-Only resources including marketing and research materials, job postings, and more   
  • Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (published 2x yearly) and AHTA Magazine (published 3x yearly)
  • Receive AHTA email updates
  • Discounted registration fees for the AHTA Annual Conference
  • Qualify for GEICO Insurance Programs and 25% Gardener's Supply discount 
  • Access to searchable Members Directory
  • Access to the member listserv
  • Vote in AHTA elections and/or hold office

Associate Level 1 Membership: Open to all individuals not professionally registered with the AHTA. Annual Dues: $145

Membership includes:

  • Access to online Members-Only resources including marketing and research materials, job postings, and more   
  • Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (published 2x yearly) and AHTA Magazine (published 3x yearly)
  • Receive AHTA email updates
  • Discounted registration fees for the AHTA Annual Conference
  • Qualify for GEICO Insurance Programs and 25% Gardener's Supply discount 
  • Access to searchable Members Directory
  • Access to the member listserv
  • Vote in AHTA elections and/or hold office

Associate Level 2 Membership (First Year and Second Year): Open to those individual seeking professional registration who meet the requirements as noted below. Members receive the same benefits as Full Associate Members, but may not vote or hold office. Annual dues are graduated over three years: First Year Dues: $65; Second Year dues: $105; followed by Full Associate Member status and dues of $145. To be eligible for this category, First and Second Year Associates are required to be involved in one or more of the following:

  • Currently enrolled in an AHTA accredited horticultural therapy certificate program OR
  • Be attending classes part-time to meet AHTA professional registration requirements OR
  • Have initiated a horticultural therapy internship with an AHTA approved supervisor, to be completed within the next 2 years.

Documentation will be required and will include a college transcript of coursework, proof of enrollment in an HT certificate program, or letter from an approved internship supervisor. Reduced rates for First and Second Year Associates are available only once and must be used in two consecutive years. 


Student Membership: Open to full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in 12 credits in a university or college degree program or to graduate students enrolled in 9 credits (any curriculum). Members must document current full-time enrollment by providing proof of status to AHTA before membership can be confirmed. Students should include a letter from a faculty advisor or a copy of a current unofficial transcript documenting full-time student status during the application process. Annual dues: $55.00

Membership includes:

  • Access to online Members-Only resources including marketing and research materials, job postings, and more
  • Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (published 2x yearly) and the AHTA Magazine (published 3x yearly)
  • Receive AHTA email updates
  • Discounted registration fees for the AHTA Annual Conference
  • Qualify for GEICO Insurance Programs and 25% Gardener's Supply discount 
  • Access to searchable Members Directory
  • Access to the member listserv

Retired Professional Membership: Open to all Professional Members 62 years and older who have retired from the active practice of HT. Member must provide proof of status to AHTA at the time of application before membership can be confirmed. Annual Dues: $55

Membership includes:


Organizational Membership: Open to healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and foundations. Organizational members must designate a single point of contact at the time of application to receive membership benefits. Annual dues: $300

Membership includes:

  • Access to online Members Only resources including marketing and research materials, job postings, and more
  • Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (published 2x yearly) and the AHTA Magazine (published 3x yearly)
  • Opportunity to submit an article describing your organization for the AHTA Magazine
  • Receive AHTA email updates
  • Qualify for GEICO Insurance Programs and 25% Gardener's Supply discount
  • One discounted registration fee for the AHTA Annual Conference
  • Exhibit space for one tabletop informational display board at the AHTA Annual Conference 
  • Opportunity to include information in the onsite registration packets at the Annual Conference
  • One quarter-page ad in the AHTA Annual Conference program
  • Access to searchable Members Directory
  • Access to the member listserv
  • *AHTA Accredited Certificate Programs additional benefits - Listing of your program course schedule on the AHTA Education web page, updated twice yearly

Affiliate Membership: Open to nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other organized groups. Affiliate members must designate a single point of contact at the time of application to receive membership benefits. Annual dues: $225

Membership includes:

  • Access to the online Members Only resources including marketing and research materials, job postings, and more
  • Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (published 2x yearly) and the AHTA Magazine (published 3x yearly)
  • Opportunity to submit an article describing your organization/business for the AHTA Magazine
  • Opportunity to highlight a product or service on the AHTA website twice a year
  • Receive AHTA email updates
  • Qualify for GEICO Insurance Programs and 25% Gardener's Supply discount
  • One discounted registration fee for the AHTA Annual Conference
  • Opportunity to include information in the onsite registration packets at the Annual Conference 
  • Access to searchable Members Directory
  • Access to member listserv
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