Careers in Therapeutic Gardening

There is more than one route to a career 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 may be built up through a combination of formal and informal learning: 'on the job' learning, CPD, networking events 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 network.

Click here to read an example of one persons career path.


Horticulture Training

Formal qualifications in horticulture, may also benefit your career in therapeutic gardening.
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  very informative and interasting webinars ( in repsponse to COVID19) on horticulture and related subjects , see

National colleges in Scotland such as SRUCRBGE provide horticulture courses.
Local provision of courses in horticulture alters frequently depending on demand.
e.g. Moray College
Find other local colleges in Scotland on the College Development Network drop down list at the top of their homepage.

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 

Specific therapeutic gardening courses
There are a range of therapeutic gardening courses available via Thrive and Coventry University