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Therapeutic Horticulture (TH) Direct Services


Therapeutic Horticulture direct services provide individual and group programming to accomplish social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual wellbeing objectives. Services are offered on-site, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or at other appropriate facilities in the Twin Cities metro area.

We strive to maintain best practices in all we do in our TH services.  This includes guidelines and policies set forth by two internationally recognized organizations: American Horticultural Therapy Association and National Council of Therapeutic Recreation certification.

We work with the following examples of individuals and groups to provide TH services:

Schools: including alternative high schools for students with chemical health issues.

Day Program Services: including adults with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Residential group homes: serving adults with developmental disabilities and adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Vocational services: serving adults with dual diagnosis.

For further information, please contact Dr. Jean Larson.