Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria

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Therapeutic Gardening
 Short Course

Date: Saturday 9 July 2022
Time:  9am - 4pm
Location: HTAV, Mont Albert, Vic

Tel: (03) 9836 1128
Mob: 0425 810 749  

Garden Social Event
Are you interested in meeting other people with a love of gardens?
Join us for a walk around one of Melbourne's wonderful gardens.

When: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Time: 11am
Location: Fitzroy Gardens
Enquiries/Bookings: (03) 9836 1128


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ecome a member of HTAV: download and complete Membership Application


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Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural Therapy can be defined as a process of using plants, gardens 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.