Cultivate - the Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW

Welcome to Cultivate NSW

Cultivate NSW is the peak body for horticultural therapy in NSW, bringing together everyone who is interested in health and wellness through gardens and natural environments.

We encourage positive change in people's lives through the use of Social & Therapeutic Horticulture and can show you how to gain the skills for a rewarding career in the emerging field of therapeutic gardening.


Who we are

Cultivate NSW is a registered charity and is governed by a volunteer management committee

Our Members

Our members are health professionals, garden designers, researchers, educators, community gardeners, carers and volunteers. You can find out more about becoming a member here.

What we do

  • Create opportunities for people/groups to network and share knowledge.
  • Assist industry-specific training, encouraging the implementation of best practice.
  • Stimulate the development of new projects which will create opportunities for people to benefit from horticultural activities.
  • Increase awareness of Horticultural therapy to the general public.
  • Provide access to information and resources specific to Therapeutic Horticulture.


What is Horticultural Therapy?

Horticultural therapy is a process in which plants and gardening activities are used to improve the body, mind and spirit of those people for all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Horticultural therapy is currently being used in hospital, rehabilitation centres, disability services, aged care facilities and a range of community settings, including people's homes and community gardens.

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An Introduction to Labyrinths
'Playful interaction and soulful contemplation'
Mark Healy aka The Labyrinth Man, and US artist & designer Lisa Gidlow Moriarty will give us an overview of the "what" and "why" of labyrinths in this pre-conference presentation.
Wednesday, 18th April 2018
Art of Connection with visiting UK Hort Therapist
Join us at The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens on Thursday April 12th, 2018 from 5.30pm for a stimulating and fun workshop on the 'Art of Connection'
Thursday, 12th April 2018
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