Join us in Philadelphia for the 2014 AHTA Annual Conference October 11-12! This year we will focus on Growing Our Future: Practice and Research.

The Pretour will be held on Friday, October 10 and we will visit 5 unique locations around and within Philadelphia.  Featuring gardens, urban farming, rehabilitation and adult care, the Pretour will showcase horticultural therapy in the Philadelphia area.  The Pretour space is limited, so click on the link for the detailed Pretour Agenda and site descriptions.

We are extremely proud and fortunate to have Stephen Kellert, PhD as our 2014 AHTA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker.  Professor Kellert is a social ecologist and senior researcher at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  He has written several books and produced a documentary about biophilic design, the topic on which he will speak.  Biophilic design goes beyond sustainability to integrate and connect people wih their natural world.

George Ball, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., (known to most of us as Burpee Seed Company) will be our Plenary Speaker on Sunday morning.  He will be speaking on "Horticulture for Health: Industry Leaders and Horticultural Therapists Collaborating in New Ways."  Mr. Ball has directed Burpee's development of breakthrough flower and vegetable varieties and helped foster the companies global charities.

Rounding out our Conference are over 30 presentations and workshops.  Featuring tracts that focus on Gardens & Programming, Research, Standards of Practice and Practical Business, you will be inspired, educated and will be able to leave with ideas to implement in your own environments.

In addition to the Sponsors listed on the left, the AHTA would like to also thank:

  • Legacy Health
  • Teresia Hazen, Med, HTR

for their contribution and assistance in making the 2014 Annual conference a success!


Click on the links below for more information and we look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia in October!

Attendee Materials

Hotel Address:  800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA  19444

Conference Agenda (PDF)

Pretour #1 is sold out.  No additional registrations are being taken for this tour.

Pretour #2:  Longwood Gardens (PDF)

Online Registration Form

Downloadable Registration Form to Fax or Mail (PDF)

Session Abstracts (PDF)

Silent Auction Donation Form (PDF)

Hotel and Transportation Information

The ACE Conference Center is sold out.  Click here for alternative accomodation recommendations.

Transportation to and from ACE Conference Center. (PDF)