About Horticultural Therapy
Horticultural therapy is the purposeful use of plants and gardening to support health and wellness. At the North Carolina Botanical Garden, we have offered this unique treatment method to individuals and groups since 1978, ranging from underserved children to elders with limited outdoor access to disenfranchised individuals in our communities.
The practice of horticultural therapy has proven to be a valuable complementary treatment method for addressing the wide range of human needs–including emotional, social, physical, and spiritual needs–that can affect our well-being. Activity sessions are conducted in inclusive settings and led by trained individuals.
The mission of the Horticultural Therapy Program is to promote health and healing through positive connections with plants, nature, and people.
Watch our Horticultural Therapy program on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Science Now