Horticultural Therapy

Toni currently runs therapeutic gardening programs featuring healing and sensory gardens adapted to varying levels of client ability and participation. A custom 8 week program can be developed to suit your individual needs. Please contact Toni for a quote.

Toni also runs “Gardening as Therapy” workshops for staff development. Participants will learn all the principles of running a therapeutic gardening group. Training modules are especially suited to anyone working with disability, mental health, aging & dementia or rehabilitation groups. Individuals can also apply techniques learnt in a community garden setting. Diversional Therapy Australia members are eligible to receive 8 points towards professional development.

Gardening as Therapy – 1 day workshop ($185 pp)

  • Introduction to horticultural therapy
  • Purpose, setting & focus of a gardening program
  • Selecting appropriate activities
  • Setting client goals
  • Using adaptive tools
  • Reporting and recording
  • Risk assessment & WHS
  • Fundraising and sustainability
  • Promotion and marketing

Gardening as Therapy – 2 day workshop ($355 pp)

  • Includes 1 day workshop as above
  • Practical simulated group activities:
    • using herbs for reminiscence, tea and gardens
    • nature hunt
    • sowing seeds & growing vegetables
    • succulents and terrariums
  • Developing your own individual garden program

Register here or contact Toni for a flyer with details.


On Site Workshops
Toni will also come to you and run the above classes for a group of 10 or more staff and volunteers. Other courses are offered on demand as full or half day workshops. Topics include:

  • Vegetable gardens in aged care
  • Sensory gardens
  • Floral arrangements
  • Art & craft in the garden
  • Designing a therapeutic garden

Pricing is based on program development to suit your needs. Indicative pricing for full day staff development workshop is $1500 + GST and half day workshops are $750 + GST.

Call Toni on 0411 579 778 for more details