Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture: Register Now!

Posted On June 19, 2024— Written By
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture  welcomes learners into the fall online class August 26 – October 14, 2024 in partnership with the North Carolina Botanical Garden. No prerequisites are required, and learners can complete the materials at their own pace. This course is the prerequisite for other courses in this series, and is a thorough introduction to the practice.

In Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture, you will learn about the history of this work from ancient times to the present, the science that proves its effectiveness, and the many populations who continue to benefit from skilled practitioners connecting people and plants in creative ways. Later courses cover even more specific topics about the practice, and form a program that offers a certificate in therapeutic horticulture in collaboration with North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina.

Sally Haskett, the instructor, is a Registered Horticulture Therapist and former NC Botanical Garden Horticulture Therapy program director. Both the course and the instructor have received OUTSTANDING reviews from hundreds of students.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested! We offer discounts for EMGVs, Extension Professionals, JC Raulston Arboretum volunteers, and NCBG volunteers. Discount information is listed below.

Click here for answers to  frequently asked questions

For more information, please send a message to Amy Bruzzichesi, Therapeutic Horticulture Program Manager:

Seats are limited, so be sure to register soon! Students will have access to the course one week before the course launch date and an additional six months after the course ends.

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about this field.
In this course, students explore how Therapeutic Horticulture supports human health & wellness, including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs. The course structure supports vibrant engagement via discussion threads and assignment feedback. It provides a unique opportunity to research, discuss, and reflect on people/plant relationships. Suitable for anyone, including allied health professionals and other practitioners interested in learning about and integrating this unique therapeutic method into their disciplines.


$359 General Public

$349 for Members (JCRA or NCBG)
$329 for NCBG Volunteers, JCRA volunteers, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and Extension Professionals with a discount code. Contact your Extension Agent to get the code. Your agent can obtain the code by sending an email from their work account to

Payment for courses is accepted only via online payment, but there is a payment plan available to place a deposit at registration and pay the balance shortly before your course begins.


To register for the course, first create an account with REPORTER, the registration system used by NC State for online courses. No worries – it’s easy, and you only have to do this once, no matter how many courses you take. Log into REPORTER and Create a Guest Account or click “Sign in/Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the registration page. It will take you through the steps to create an account. You will be set to explore any non-credit course with NC State.
Once you get into Reporter, go to the ‘Catalog’ option on the left-hand menu and click on it. Then, in the search bar for the Catalog page, type ‘Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture.’  The course should come up with all of your options to register.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding non-credit courses with NC State Extension Gardener.