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Therapeutic Horticulture Workshops with POP Gardens

Therapeutic Horticulture Workshops with POP Gardens

Creative and practical study day for OTs and other health professionals interested in using horticulture for individual or group work. Participants attending this PoP Garden’s workshop will:
  • Gain valuable insights into the relationship between horticulture and occupational therapy;
  • Be introduced to the use of horticulture as a meaningful socio-cultural occupation;
  • Learn how horticultural activities can be applied to NHS Wellbeing initiatives and how it has been an effective therapeutic medium over time;
  • Explore outcome measures and protocols;
  • Be shown a range of resources & tools for use with children and adults;
  • Discover plant related activities safe to use at the bedside or at group sessions;
  • Become familiar with tried & tested indoor & outdoor activities relating tart and culture;
  • Meet and share ideas with other health professionals;
  • See resources available for purchase, which can be bought on the day.
Dates and locations as follows:
  • A course to be held at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxfordshire from 10:00 to 16:00 on Thursday 12th September 2019. To see full details and to book a place on this course, please click here.
  • Further course dates & venues to be announced in due course.
We look forward to seeing you.

Feedback on POP Gardens’ course to date includes:

‘This has been an amazing start to my Social & Therapeutic Horticulture journey. I will be keeping in touch’.  OT from a Brain Injury Unit;

‘I loved all the different little useful ideas on how to carry out seeding activity and how to make it interesting. I will be using it with children. Thank you. I feel very inspired’.  OT at a Child and Adolsecent Mental Health unit;

‘Really useful day for getting going with horticultural therapy with a whole range of settings. Thank you so much.’  Neuro-Rehab Assistant;

‘You’ve done an amazing job. So pleased I managed to get on your course. ‘OT from a Palliative Care Team;

I had no idea there was so many creative activities to use with planting seeds and plants. Thanks for a lovey day and please do create a WhatsApp group so that we may all share our ideas‘.

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