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Horticultural Therapists

Tips for Entry

Become involved in gardening by doing work in your own garden, a community garden, or the local parks department.

Volunteer at a senior home or health care facility and offer to start a horticultural therapy program with the patients.

Find a part-time job at a florist or a nursery to gain experience in planting and maintaining flowers and plants.

Read the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture ( to learn more about the field.