Carolina Horticultural Therapy Network Conference

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Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2013 in Pinehurst NC.

Friday, August 16 – Pre-Conference Schedule

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Docent Tour
The Healing Garden and Clara McLean House at First Health
20 First Village Drive Pinehurst 910-715-4220

6:30 p.m. Dinner at Rhett’s
132 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 910-695-3663
Saturday, August 17, 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Ball Visitors Center
Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC  910-695-3882

8:30 Light Breakfast & Check-in

9:00 Greetings and Overview

9:15 Session 1: Introductions

10:00 Session 2: Round Table Idea Exchange:

Client Populations Practice Approaches and Successes

11:00 Break

11:15 Session 3: Therapeutic Horticulture Website and Social Media Update

12:15 Catered lunch and Horticultural Garden and Arboretum Stroll –
Garden docents will provide tours during the lunch break.

1:30 Session 4: Self Care Group Activity

2:30 Break

2:45 Session 5: Round Table Idea Exchange: Program Practice Issues and solutions

3:45 Wrap-up: AHTA News and Next Steps

4:30 Conclusion; Evaluation


The Pinehurst Traffic Circle will be the center of our compass for the weekend! If lost, return to the circle and start over! The Pinehurst Traffic Circle is the intersection of US Route 15-501, NC Route 211, and NC 2.

To reach the Healing Garden and the Clara McLean House at First Health: Take NC 211 West to the first traffic light (Page Road). Take a right. Go to the first traffic light (Memorial Drive). Go left. Go approximately 0.4 mile. Take a right (First Village Drive). Bear right to the top of the hill.

To reach the Comfort Inn: Take US Route 15-501 South. The hotel is approximately 1 mile on your left.

To reach Sandhills Community College and the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens: You will be following the signs to Sandhills Community College and the airport from the circle. Take NC Route 2 East (Southern Pines sign) then quick left 0.10 mile (Airport Road). Go approximately 3.0 miles to the College on your right. Go past the College to the Gardens next door. You will see a sign for the Ball Visitors’ Center. Park in the Center lot or across the street in the student parking lot.

To reach Rhett’s: Take NC Route 2 East (Southern Pines sign) approximately 5 miles to downtown Southern Pines. NC Route 2 turns into Broad Street and is one way. Proceed about 3 blocks to Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right. Park along this block or the next on either side of the street. When you turn, the restaurant is mid-block on the left in a courtyard.

For more information contact Millie BoydHome Page Sandhills Hort Gardens –