The American Horticultural Therapy Association advocates on behalf of the professional interests of HT practitioners and strives to increase beneficial outcomes for clients, host facilities, researchers, and educators. Please enjoy our site and reach out to us with any questions or comments.
Join us in Burlington, Vermont, September 8-9 (Pretours on September 7) for the 2017 AHTA Annual Conference. Hosted by the Northeast Regional Networking Group, the Conference will bring together horticultural professionals from around the world. Pretours will feature local gardens and programs. Add in the bonus of the Fall "Leaf Peeper" season and you have the perfect combination of networking, education and fun. The conference will be held at the Burlington Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city.
We will open the hotel room block in January so you...Read More
The Fall edition of the AHTA Magazine is now available to AHTA Members on the AHTA Members Only page. Featuring articles on the 1st International Conference on Horticultural Therapy and Therapeutic Landscaping in Guangzhou, China, the Therapeutic Use of the Harvest and a preview of the 2016 AHTA Annual Confernence in St. Louis. The new edition also features a profile of AHTA Member Jennifer Smith, HTR. The Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture is also available to members and non-members. AHTA members may access...Read More
One of the major accomplishments of the recent AHTA Board of Directors meeting was the adoption of two important professional documents: the AHTA Code of Professional Ethics for Horticutural Therapists and the AHTA Standards of Practice for Horticultural Therapy. Click here to read more and to access these important documents.Read More
As the AHTA strives towards certification for horticultural therapists, public awareness of what is, and what is not, a horticultural therapist is essential for professional recognition. The AHTA Board of Directors recently endorsed the definition of horticultural therapist. To advance the profession, it is important that the public recognize horticultural therapists as professionals with specific education, training, and credentials in the use of horticultural for therapy and rehabilitation. To read the full definition, please...Read More