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Welcome to Cultivate NSW!

We are 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 and Therapeutic Horticulture and can show you how to gain the skills for a rewarding career in this emerging field.

We have a wonderful community of members and friends from all backgrounds and with diverse interests.

Come along to a Cultivate Event or Workshop to learn more.  We have a new Events Page where you will find our events in pink and other like-minded community events that we support in green.

There has been no better time to join us as a member - for more information check out our Member Information Page.
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7th October, 2019


We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for our Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture Workshop to be held in the Blue Mountains, NSW on 9th November, 2019. This will be the final workshop for 2019.

Click here for more information and registration.

Our two October Intro workshops are nearly fully subscribed - so if you are thinking of registering, don't delay! Only a few places left in both Sydney and Newcastle workshops.

Sydney - 18th October (addit: Now FULL. Click link for waiting list)

Newcastle - 26th October

These workshops are a fantastic opportunity to learn from experienced local practitioners, and to have a lot of fun spending the day with others with similar interests from diverse backgrounds as described by the feedback received from our first two workshops.

"A very good intro to TH, covering all the basics. Toni was very energetic, clear and direct. It really helped to have some information about assessment forms ...This makes it much easier to evaluate the program and share outcomes. It was a very nice surprise to have a cafe coffee any yummy pastries for morning tea. Much appreciated :-)"

"Congratulations and thank you... I enjoyed the workshop from beginning to end! A wonderful introduction to the principles of using plants and garden activities as a way to help with healing and well being."

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Workshop Recap:
Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture
1st August, 2019

On Thursday 1st August we held our second one day workshop: 'Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture,’ facilitated by Toni Salter. 

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"Bringing People to Nature: Examples from Singapore
25th May, 2019
On Saturday 25th May, we were treated to a fabulous talk by Nanthini Elamgovan, Deputy Director, in the Parks Division of the National Parks Board in Singapore.

Nanthini spent six months on a sabbatical at the Royal Botanic Gardens with the Community Greening team, exchanging ideas and knowledge.

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