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The Wellbeing Garden Academy March 2024

Begin your journey into the field of Therapeutic Horticulture

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 offer 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.

From this unique training you'll have the skills and confidence to deliver garden or nature based programs to cultivate physical, emotional and social wellbeing for people of all ages and abilities.

Find more information on the Academy HERE.

As well as the 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!

Online training in the Academy commences from Friday 1st March 2024 and is held for 4 consecutive weeks.

Live sessions are held on Friday mornings and repeated again on Saturday mornings throughout March,
from 9am to 1pm AEST (Qld time).

Choose to join the live sessions on Friday or Saturday mornings, depending on your availability.

If you're not available for the morning, each session is recorded and available in the training hub.
Please see FAQ's below for more information.

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

Payment Plan is available for bookings up to 1st February 2024 and payments are $390.00

over 4 monthly instalments.
Please choose your options at registration checkout.

If you want to support others in the garden but not sure if this training suits you, please get in touch and we can arrange a chat.Email me here.

OR read more detailed information HERE on the training program.

With your passion and gardening experience you could guide and support others to enjoy time in the garden too.

If you are empathic and understanding with a willingness to provide support and share your knowledge then this would suit you!

The 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.
• achieve quality results and goals for both you and your participants.

Find out more about working in the Therapeutic Horticulture field in this podcast episode HERE and  listen to this episode in The Wellbeing Garden podcast with Online Training presenter Greg Poultney -

You'll learn:

✔️ What is Therapeutic Horticulture
✔️ The benefits to health and wellbeing
✔️ How to make adjustments and customise gardening for people with varying abilities, including dementia
✔️ Gardening for people in a range of settings
✔️ Plants used in a therapy garden
✔️ Ways to grow fresh food
✔️ Adaptive gardening activities
✔️ Equipment required
✔️ Starting a small business, NDIS regulations and working for organisations
✔️ How to integrate gardening into your profession
✔️ Caring for yourself while you care for others
✔️ Extra knowledge shared by industry experts

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.”

Are you offering the training after hours as I’m working on Friday mornings? Live sessions are held on Friday and Saturday mornings to cater for varying availability. You can choose to join each Saturday morning session if you're unavailable on Fridays, or Saturdays if that suits better.

If I miss a weekly session how to I catchup with topics missed? I record each session and add them to the 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 registered or 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.


TH Training Participant

Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and passion for this industry, it’s inspiring and exciting to think of the possibilities to work in the field of therapeutic horticulture.