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Joint RHS / Coventry University Healthier Gardening Research Seminar

RHS Wisley 10th October 2013; 1-4.30pm

A recent report published by the Royal Horticultural Society (Gardening Matters: Urban Gardening)  summarised that gardening makes gardeners happier, but does it make them gardener healthier? A new collaborative initiative between the Royal Horticultural Society and Coventry University will investigate the health benefits that can be derived from regular gardening activity.  For more information see our “Other Organisations’ Events Page”


Newsletter No 1. August 2013

The Association’s first newsletter is now available to download. Click here for pdf version or here for the word version.

We aim to publish every two to three months at this stage.  Please let us have your comments and ideas.  Copy deadline for the next newsletter is 15th October.  Please email the editor at


TV gardeners support the launch of ASTHP:

Christine Walkden commented “It’s really important that people using gardening to help others can now get support themselves from fellow members of their own association. This has to be good for individual practitioners and also the wider development of horticultural therapy.”

Joe Swift said  “As Patron of a social and therapeutic horticulture project I am delighted to see that there is now an organisation entirely focused on supporting the practitioners, and that they will be developing a voluntary register which will undoubtedly help raise the profile of this important work.”