Carolinas Horticultural Therapy Network: working together with nature, plants and people

The Carolinas Horticultural Therapy Spring Meeting 2016: March 18 and 19th, Greensboro, NC

raised beds at cancer center in May 012Hello Horticultural Therapy Enthusiasts!

Fountains, statues, bridges, wandering pathways, fresh air, and plants of all descriptions: let’s spend time outdoors and honor the foundation of our profession’s source of power – NATURE!

Greensboro has four public gardens, eager to rejuvenate us through exploration and contemplation. Come join us Friday and/or Saturday to hear about the programs of the three Horticultural Therapists living in Greensboro and lose yourselves in the beauty of the Greensboro gardens!

Friday: March 18, 2016

3:30-4:00 Meet at Gateway Gardens, at the Book Stage, East Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, for welcome and immersion in Greensboro’s newest public garden which integrates elements of history, movement, discovery and community into its landscape. Socialize between 3:30 and 4 and we will get started at 4:00.

6:00 Reservations at Southern Lights Bistro and Bar, 2415 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405

Saturday: March 19, 2016

8:30-9:00  Gather at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro 27405, for a light breakfast. Socialize between 8:30 and 9 and we will start at 9:00, hearing about the happenings of Greensboro’s three HT’s- Jennifer Manning, Catherine Crowder, and Sally Cobb.

11:00  Meet at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, 1105 Hobbs Road, Greensboro 27410 to explore this popular and relaxing garden. Wander to the Bog Garden, directly across the street, to experience its elevated boardwalks and massive, recirculating waterfall feature.

12:30  Lunch at one of the many offerings at Friendly Shopping Center, within walking distance, less than a quarter of a mile from these two gardens!

1:45 Meet at the Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Drive, at the entrance. Then we will go to the outdoor circular seating area for sharing experiences and reflections. Afterwards, spend as much time as you like walking the paved and woodland paths of the Arboretum with its ten woody plants collections and fabulous structural features.

Information on one of Greensboro’s reasonable and centrally located hotels, the Battleground Inn:

Double $79.00 ( $89.56 with tax)

King $76.00 ($86.18 with tax)

Queen $68.00 ( $77.16 with tax)

Continental Breakfast: No hot food. (Cereal, muffins,pastries etc coffee, tea, juice)

They have a total of 48 rooms.

The website is

The phone number is 336-272-4737

For more information please contact Jacqui at 336-269-2532


Sally Cobb

Horticultural Therapist

(336) 544-2289

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro

Come along to our Spring Meeting and learn more about what we do, as horticultural therapists. There is no fee to register for this networking meeting but please do register to help us make dinner arrangements and other preparations as necessary.

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