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In this subject you will study research, applications and practice of therapeutic landscapes across social, community, horticultural and education settings. The content includes methods and approaches used in therapeutic horticulture, horticultural therapy programs, planning, design and construction of therapeutic landscapes, models and examples of successful practice in school, childrens and community gardens. Field visits and practical activities form part of the content.
Intended learning outcomes
On conclusion of this subject you should be able to define uses and applications of social and therapeutic horticulture; discuss theoretical models of human health and well-being; describe contextual issues in social and therapeutic horticulture; identify treatment models and practice used in horticultural therapy; outline the design and construction process for successful therapeutic landscapes; and discuss examples of social, therapeutic and community-based horticulture programs.
Last updated: 2 December 2019