Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria

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Therapeutic Gardening 
1 day course
Saturday  21 March, 2015
9.00am - 4.30 pm
Holmesglen Institute (Waverley)

Advanced Therapeutic Gardening 
1 day course
Saturday  2 May, 2015
9.00am - 4.30 pm
Holmesglen Institute (Waverley)

Horticultural Therapy Awareness Week
16 -22 March, 2015

 

 

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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.