Careers in Therapeutic Gardening

There is more than one career path in therapeutic gardening

Looking to acquire TG skills and CPD in Therapeutic Gardening 
Many people already work in health, care, education or community roles with their own particular  qualifications and professional structures. For people in this situation, therapeutic gardening training and experience can be acquired through a combination of formal and informal learning: 'on the job', CPD, online and in-person sessions, networking events, seminars and volunteering sessions at therapeutic gardening projects.

Trellis offers these opportunities through formal training and informal knowledge and skills sharing events  as well as volunteering with projects in the Trellis network.

There are also range of therapeutic gardening courses available via Thrive


Looking for Horticulture Skills Training  

Formal qualifications in horticulture, may also benefit your career in therapeutic gardening.
National colleges in Scotland such as SRUCRBGE provide horticulture courses, whilst local college provision of courses in horticulture alters frequently depending on demand. 

Find other local colleges in Scotland on the College Development Network drop down list at the top of their homepage.
Search for colleges providing horticulture courses on the  Grow Careers  web pages and more information on support for careers in horticulture at the Institute of Horticulture .The Institue of Horticulture is also now presenting a series of webinars ( in repsponse to COVID19) on horticulture and related subjects, see

Note these colleges teach horticulture and staff have an understanding/particular interest in therapeutic gardening: 

Dundee and Angus College 
Elmwood College, Fife
Perth College UHI
South Lanarkshire College 


Click here to read an example of one persons career path.
Further careers path examples from Thrive and Grow Careers