Introduction to Horticultural Therapy

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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It has been well documented how important plants are in our lives, no matter how old you are whether you are out for a hike or potting a houseplant. Apart from health benefits, working with plants provide social and cognitive benefits, improve fine-motor skills just to name a few. We’ll take you through a sample activity to discover more about these benefits and how you can incorporate gardening and plant-based therapies into your programs. Be prepared to have some fun with plants! This program is suitable as a career program for students or enrichment staff looking to diversify what they offer their members and clients.

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About This Program


By Request: $180.00

Fee: Regular price: $180
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International and Indigenous schools are exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


45-60 minutes for Gr 6 - 12; adults

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 15 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. Introduce career – discuss what it is; who would benefit
2. Discuss career path – experiences that help
3. Demonstrate a seasonally relevant activity and reason behind activity
4. Discuss how different aspects of the activity could benefit to clients - physically, emotionally, and intellectually
5. Time is allowed for questions during and after presentation


- explore the positive benefits of interacting with plants
- develop an appreciation for the types of activities designed and delivered
- engage in a discussion about the values of clients working with plants

Standards Alignment

National Standards


State Standards

Not defined at present.