Education and professional development are core values of both AHTA and AHTA members. In addition to this website, AHTA offers three main channels of communication for members:

The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture

The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture (JTH) is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the AHTA. Published regularly since 1986, it is internationally regarded as the premiere publication in the field of horticultural therapy. The JTH publishes manuscripts twice per year on the many facets of the profession including research, case studies, program and service descriptions, therapeutic garden design, and other issues in the profession.

To order the current issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture in hard copy:

AHTA Members: AHTA members receive the online version of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture for free as a member benefit. Printed copies may be ordered through Createspace for $25 (plus shipping).

Non-members: Order the JTH through Amazon or Createspace for $25 (plus shipping).

Please note that we do not provide issues or articles for free for any purpose, including research or student projects.

AHTA Magazine 

The AHTA Magazine is a quarterly electronic publication that provides relevant articles on a range of topics for people and facilities interested in horticultural therapy, therapeutic horticulture, and people-plant interactions.

The editorial mission of the AHTA Magazine is to highlight programs, practitioners, best practices, and professional standards to enhance and improve HT program delivery. Topics include issues in the profession, upcoming events, useful resources, focus on special populations, and horticulture information.

Past editions of the AHTA Magazine and the prior AHTA Newsletters can be found online in the Member Center.

Guidelines for submitting an article
Do you have an article or idea you’d like to share with your HT colleagues? We encourage you to submit articles of 1,200 words or less. Download the article submission form to learn more about AHTA Magazine author guidelines and copyright information and complete the form and send it to Rene Malone CTRS, HTR - [email protected], AHTA Magazine editor. When complete, submit your final manuscript to Marion. If photographs accompany your article, please sign and include a photo release form to authorize AHTA to use the photography.

The deadlines for submitting articles are:

  • Winter Issue/January - November 30
  • Spring Issue/April - April 1
  • Summer Issue/July - July 1
  • Fall Issue/October - October 1

AHTA Email Updates

AHTA utilizes blast emails in the form of AHTA updates to keep the horticultural therapy community up to date on events, changes in programs/credentialing, people and places in the news, and employment opportunities. AHTA members can “click through” to read more about items in the updates on For more information on how to promote events or post employment opportunities in AHTA updates, or to be added to our distribution, contact the AHTA office.