Professional Information

Horticultural therapy information for professionals

What is horticultural therapy? Take a look at this overview, then make use of the resources below.



2014 Legacy Therapeutic Gardens Tour

2013 Legacy Therapeutic Gardens Tour 

Legacy Health–PCC Therapeutic Horticulture professional training

2014 Therapeutic Garden Design Team Workshop

Learn about therapeutic garden characteristics, design elements, roles of the design team, facility team composition, therapeutic activities, garden care, and evaluation to support activity programs and rehabilitation therapies.

Register for the 2014 Legacy Garden Design Team Workshop 

Conference handouts

These are handouts from conference presentations by Legacy horticultural therapist Teresia Hazen. You may download and print them for personal use.


Garden photos

These photographs of Legacy gardens may be used free of charge in educational presentations. Please credit Legacy Health.  

Legacy's teaching program

Legacy is the only U.S. healthcare organization to offer the AHTA Core Curriculum HT-specific coursework to prepare horticultural students for:

  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living
  • Residential care
  • Day care
  • Recreation programs
  • Vocational horticulture programs
  • Other health and human service settings 


For more information on the core curriculum or horticultural therapy, please contact Teresia Hazen at 503-413-6507

More about Teresia Hazen 

Other programs in horticultural therapy

Below are PDFs of information about various programs in horticultural therapy by Legacy horticultural therapist Teresia Hazen. You may download and print them for personal use:



Following is a space in which we will place a list of books, websites and other resources to assist with horticulture therapy: