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Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture workshops

A beginner’s guide in how to use gardening as a therapeutic activity. Thrive’s Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) workshops offer volunteers, people who are new to STH, and people who are thinking of a career change the opportunity to access an introductory course at a great price

'Totally inspiring course! I have had my general interest broadened and now very much want to acquire more knowledge and experience'

Suitable for:

Beginners, career changers and volunteers

What you will learn:

  • An insight into social and therapeutic horticulture and how gardening can be beneficial for peoples’ physical health and emotional well-being
  • Experience the role of the therapist and gain an insight in how to work with individuals with a range of support needs
  • Discover how to break gardening tasks down into component parts and make these tasks inclusive
  • How to become involved in social and therapeutic horticulture and career pathways available.   


  • Registration and coffee 9.30am
  • 10am start – 4pm finish

Included in fee:

  • All course materials
  • Course hand-outs
  • Refreshments only


  • £80

Is this course right for me?

We are here to ensure you book the right course for your needs. If you wish to discuss a course with us please call the Training and Education Team on 0118 988 5688 or email us.

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Step 1 - Reading - 2nd May 2018
Step 1 - London - 21st June 2018

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