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2018 Therapeutic Gardening Workshop


Date: Friday 23 November 2018

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Holmesglen Institute of Tafe

595 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley

Registration required

Free for HTAV members.

$25 for non-members

Enquiries: contactus@htav.org.au
(03) 9836 1128

 Therapeutic Gardening Courses
Therapeutic Gardening Basic (One day)

Sat 24 November 2018, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Advanced Therapeutic Gardening (One day)
Sat 1 December 2018, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Holmesglen Institute, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley

Registration:
(03) 9564 1546
Holmesglen website

 

 

 

 

Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural Therapy has been defined as a process of using plants and garden related activities to promote well-being of mind, body and spirit.

It is used by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers, nurses, diversional therapists, allied health workers, activity workers, horticulturists and others.

Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria

The Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria Inc (HTAV) was established in July 1984, and is run by a Committee of Management.  Operational costs are met by Australian and Victorian Government funding, membership fees, donations and organised events.

Mission Statement

The Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria is an organisation of professionals and volunteers who promote the therapeutic and recreational benefits of horticulture.
HTAV fosters and supports horticultural programs and activities which enhance the social, emotional and physical well-being of people.

Role of HTAV

  • To promote the use and recognition of gardening as a recreational and therapeutic activity
  • To educate and inform governments, agencies, organisations, community groups and the general public about the benefits of programs using garden related activities
  • To offer assistance and support to new and existing Horticultural Therapy programs
  • To facilitate communication between members and other interested people
  • To provide information, advice and referral services
  • To communicate and co-operate with similar organisations - local, interstate and overseas.