Nature-Based Therapeutics

THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE
Overview
Direct Services
Education & Learning
Outreach & Resources
Events

 

Therapeutic Horticulture Direct ServicesNature-Based Therapeutics
THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

Direct Services

WHAT
Therapeutic Horticulture services are a successful and long-standing tradition at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 
Services are provided by trained professionals who utilize various plant/plant-related activities to meet specific measurable outcomes for people with and without disabilities.

WHY
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's internationally-recognized Therapeutic Horticulture services demonstrate accessible gardening techniques and the use of horticulture as an effective means to grow individual independence and decision-making skills. 
 

GOALS
Therapeutic Horticulture direct services provide individual and group programming to accomplish any all of the following wellbeing objectives:
Social
Emotional
Cognitive
Physical
Spiritual

HOW
Services are offered on-site, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or at other appropriate facilities in the Twin Cities metro area.

WHO WE ARE
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Therapeutic Horticulture staff strives to maintain best practices in all we do.  This includes guidelines and policies set forth by two internationally recognized organizations: American Horticultural Therapy Association and National Council of Therapeutic Recreation certification. 

EXAMPLES
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 consultations, questions, and more information, contact:
Dr. Jean Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR
Manager, Nature-Based Therapeutics Services
     Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
     Center for Spirituality and Healing
larso095@umn.edu
612-301-3485