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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with learning disabilities

This 2 day course provides information, skills, techniques and confidence in using social and therapeutic horticulture to address healthy living, occupational deficiency and transition pathways for adults with learning disabilities.

'This course has helped me to develop our own horticultural therapy course on our farm!'

Suitable for:

Practitioners - including volunteers and allied professionals

What you will learn:

  • To describe the theory of social and therapeutic horticulture in relation to learning disability
  • To demonstrate effective techniques and activities to engage those with a learning disability in horticulture and its related activities.
  • To describe how to analyse gardens and activities for their compatibility for those with a learning disability
  • To begin to design a client centred social and therapeutic horticulture programme
  • To describe the importance of assessment and outcome measurement in social and therapeutic horticulture for good practice and sustainability


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

Included in fee:

  • All course materials
  • Course hand-outs
  • A light lunch and refreshments



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    London - 20th & 21st February 2019
    Venue:  Battersea Park, London

    10% discount available now

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