National Horticultural Therapy Week

March 17th - 23rd, 2019

Each year, the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) coordinates the efforts of regional networking groups, affiliated horticultural therapy programs, and AHTA members to collaborate in celebrating the profession on a national and local level. By hosting a variety of special events or activities, we're able to collectively elevate recognition and appreciation for our programs and our profession. 


Take a moment to share with your colleagues all that you are doing - as an individual and as a professional - to encourage others to help expand and elevate horticultural therapy as a profession.

Let us know how you plan to celebrate National Horticultural Therapy Week by emailing [email protected]


 Previous Horticultural Therapy Week activities planned by AHTA members

North Carolina 
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed the proclamation recognizing March 18-24, 2018 as Horticultural Therapy Week.

New Jersey
New Jersey passed a bill making the third week of March National Horticultural Therapy Week.

Earthtones Northwest, Portland, Oregon
Horticultural and music therapists from Earthtones NW created a display promoting horticultural therapy and AHTA.

Brother International Corporation, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Horticultural Therapist Laura DePrado facilitated an educational horticultural therapy workshop for employees who engaged with plant materials while creating hands-on projects with purpose and meaning.

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, Atlanta, Georgia
Officially opened and dedicated a third horticultural therapy greenhouse during National Horticultural Therapy Week.

Belmont Hospital Northwest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The PRS (persons receiving services) at Belmont Hospital Northeast created "seed bomb" packages to giveaway. The “seed bombs” were placed in spots throughout the facility for patrons to pick up and take with them with instructions to throw the bomb on neglected land throughout Philadelphia. 


By hosting a variety of special events or activities, we're able to collectively elevate recognition and appreciation for our programs and our profession. This spring, set aside time to refocus, refresh, and reconnect with your wonderful horticultural therapy colleagues and worthy professional ideals. Let us know how you celebrated National Horticultural Therapy Week by emailing [email protected].