Do you have an interest in gardening?

Would you love to bring joy and wellbeing to others?

 Join The Wellbeing Garden Academy and learn ways to provide meaningful garden-based activities to people from all walks of life.  

Through the Academy training and online resources you’ll discover ways to effectively guide and support others to enjoy gardening in their home, aged care home, NDIS, school, community organisation, within your current profession or other settings that would benefit from a program.

“Having the right skills and knowledge to establish a gardening program is the most effective way to provide activities and confidently support others in the garden”

As well as weekly live training sessions, the Academy includes:

✔️Online resources  
✔️Practical videos
✔️Live Q & A sessions for ALL training participants
✔️Short self-paced courses
✔️Lifetime access  
✔️Certificate of Participation
✔️And as always, ongoing support from Cath
✔️Plus more!


Therapeutic Horticulture follows gardening methods to cultivate overall health and wellbeing.  

This includes simple techniques, information and guidance to complete gardening activities and enhance health within the participant’s home garden, aged care homes or other community settings.

My personalised and tailored training will allow you to support your participants to gain positive experiences by;

  • understanding individual needs both physically and mentally.
  • knowing how to develop an unique program for each of your participants and groups.
  • having confidence to deliver person-centred activities that benefit individuals and groups.
  • achieving quality results and goals for both you and your participants.

The training is suitable for Horticulturists , Health Care and Allied Health professionals, including OT’s, aged care staff, nurses, psychologists, therapists, support workers and social workers.

Through the weekly live online sessions, Academy resources and ongoing support you’ll have the confidence to establish a gardening program to suit the needs of all your clients.

You’ll learn;

  • What is Therapeutic Horticulture
  • The benefits to health and wellbeing
  • How to implement a program for individuals and groups
  • Gardening for people in aged care, in-home care or NDIS participants.
  • How to make adjustments and customise gardening for people with varying abilities, including dementia.
  • Plants used in a therapy garden
  • Ways to grow fresh food
  • Adaptive gardening activities
  • Equipment required
  • Qualifications, insurances and registrations required for working in the TH field
  • Working with NDIS Participants and understanding the pricing guidelines
  • Starting a small business and working for organisations
  • How to integrate gardening into your profession
  • Understanding mental health
  • Caring for yourself while you care for others
  • Extra knowledge shared by industry experts

At the completion of this training you will have an understanding and practical knowledge of Therapeutic Gardening and how to provide this to individuals or group participants.

Find out more about working in the Therapeutic Horticulture field HERE.

Academy registration cost for one time payment $1495.00, includes GST.

Payment Plan is available and payments are $390.00
over 4 monthly instalments.


Gardening provides opportunities for improved health and wellbeing for people of all ages and abilities.

Participating in therapeutic gardening activities has many proven benefits, especially for physical, psychological, social, cognitive support and also provides access to fresh food and nature.

Through a specialised gardening program you support participants to achieve goals, choose their own path to wellness and enjoy participation in a full life.

This training is suitable for anyone currently working or wanting to establish their own business to work with clients and have an interest in gardening for improved health and wellness.

Listen to this episode in The Wellbeing Garden podcast with Online Training presenter Greg Poultney, -

It is preferable to have formal training in Horticulture, Allied Health, Healthcare or Community Services/Support prior to completing this training, but not essential.

Please note…

·       this is not a horticulture or gardening course, it’s all about understanding and applying therapeutic gardening for your clients.

·       ensure you have developed horticulture skills or a sound understanding of gardening methods before this training.

·       this training is not an accredited training. It is continuing professional development to work in the field of therapeutic horticulture.


Are you offering the training after hours as I’m working on Friday mornings?
Training is also held on Saturday mornings in 2024.

If I miss a weekly session how to I catchup with topics missed?
I record each session and add them to the Online Training Hub to view at any time.

I’m interested in offering gardening support for NDIS, how do I get started?
Through the training I share a range of information and guidance for becoming a non-registered NDIS provider and ways to make contact with organisations for new clients.

Is this training accredited?
No, the training is not an accredited course. It is training for anyone with experience in gardening, qualifications in horticulture, or the health sector wanting to work in the Therapeutic Horticulture field or to deliver gardening programs to clients, residents or participants.

How did you develop the content and are you experienced to deliver it to others?
I have worked and delivered training in the TH field since 2014. Through my own studies and hands-on experience I have developed a training program which provides the necessary information and skills to deliver therapeutic gardening activities. I have vast experience in this field and now specialise in delivering high quality training and support as I believe we need more people working in this industry to support others.

About Therapeutic Gardening

Therapeutic Gardening is not just gardening. It’s providing support for someone to achieve their goals within a garden setting, complete meaningful gardening activities and grow specific plants to enhance wellness.

It’s about the journey not the destination.

It’s having empathy, compassion and by supporting someone else to have a positive outcome with the use of gardening to achieve outcomes.

Gardening brings joy, boosts confidence and enhances health and wellbeing for participants.

Find out more about Cath here.



Please get in touch if you have any questions about the training or working in the TH field.

Feedback from previous training…

Was the content informative? What else could be included? - “Yes, the content was perfect and as we went along, it was great to hear what other participants wanted/needed and this information was quickly uploaded. The NDIS component was great…very helpful! I needed the “how to” part that you can’t read in books which was covered in this training.”

How did you find the online training format? - “I found the online training format easy to understand, comprehensive and relatable. And Cath was fantastic at delivering this training!! Thank you so much!!

What did you enjoy most about the training? - “I really enjoyed the content of the training as I felt like it was relevant to what I want to do. After a couple of sessions, I had feelings of “I can do this” and was excited by the prospect!! I also enjoyed the small group discussions…we all wanted the same thing!”

“I really am so grateful to have found you! Your course really inspired me to move forward into moving ahead and implementing my knowledge to share /reactivate the love of gardens and gardening with others in our community.”

“Not only was this training packed full of informative content and activities, I would say, you also over-delivered by sharing resources, templates and insights from your personal experience, which is invaluable.”

“I enjoyed the practical exercises and looking at each gardening activity in terms of its benefits in detail, that will help in designing and delivering a tailored and successful program.”

“I consider myself fortunate to have met someone as generous as you and the tribe that share the same values. I am glad to have a mentor who is willing to help others on the same path by sharing their valuable lessons and experiences.”

I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge of therapeutic horticulture with you.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions,


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