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The Ah Factor: Nature as Therapy Class

The “Ah” Factor: Nature as Therapy
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

As we all continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining spring classes and upcoming fall semester of Continuing Education classes slated to go on sale June 10.

Classes will resume in winter 2021.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Fee: $29

You’ve experienced the feeling: you walk into a wooded glade or sit under a shade tree and you immediately start to relax. Although the benefits of interacting with nature have been known for centuries, we’ve seen a recent resurgence in the awareness of how engaging with nature can improve health and well-being. There’s a term for it: horticulture therapy. Spend a morning learning how a mindful walk at Longwood Gardens or anywhere in nature can be restorative. Learn how to increase the pleasure of time spent in your garden by making adjustments in your gardening techniques or by using ergonomically designed tools. Learn how to transform a space in your personal environment to tap into the numerous multi-sensory benefits that horticulture can provide. Learn how horticulture therapy strategies and resources can be used to enhance your life and the lives of others including children, family members, seniors, and special-needs populations.

Dress for the outdoor weather.


Kathy Andrzejewski


Catalpa Room and Gardens

Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey of lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2020 Continuing Education Catalog