About Us

Specialist training in horticultural therapy.

Work with expert tutors to develop skills and knowledge in horticultural therapy and healing garden design. Work one-to-one with your personal, expert tutor and fit study around your life!

Horticultural Therapy Training is part of Borders Connect, the UK’s leading provider of online training.

Borders is an authorised reseller of Learndirect ecourses and is registered as a training provider with the Learning Skills Council: UK PRN – 10036364.

How It Works

Nuts and Bolts

With online learning you can begin studying within hours!

Online learning means that we deliver the course material to your in-box and you can then save it to your computer or print it off for reading at your leisure. You do not need to be online to work through your course material.

Our courses allow you to study in your own time and at your own pace, from anywhere in the world. You have one-to-one access to an expert personal tutor throughout your course.

Horticultural Therapy

An in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of horticultural therapy.

This 6 module course also explores the social and emotional aspects of gardening, and the design of healing and sensory outdoor spaces. It includes many practical ideas and suggestions.

Subjects covered include: principles of horticultural therapy; treatment planning; designing a horticultural therapy space; sensory garden design; the healing garden, managing therapy sessions; finding resources and support; and understanding mental health.

After suffering a disappointment or loss, gardening puts the cycle of life and death in its proper perspective. ~ Elvin McDonald