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Post Graduate Diploma in Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural therapy is defined as the engagement of a person in gardening and plant based activities, facilitated by a trained therapist, to achieve specific therapeutic treatment goals. This course is designed to introduce students to the growing field of Horticultural Therapy in which gardens and garden based activities are designed to support the physical, mental and social health of individuals.

Course Objective
a. To understand the history and practices of Horticultural therapy.
b. To design and implement Horticultural Therapy to the targeted population activities.
c. To distinguish the difference between therapeutic, vocational, and social programs.
d. To learn to set up a Horticultural Therapy garden.

Name of Institution offering the Course : College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
Number of Seats : 15 (Fifteen)
Duration of Course : One year (Two Semesters)


Faculty of Agriculture
Type of Programme: 
Eligibility Criteria for Admission: 
Educational Qualification - B.Sc Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture,Community Science, Home Science,Nursing, Environmental Science,Education, Special Education, Botany, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology & Speech Language Pathology, Social work, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy.
Mode of Admission: 
The selection of candidates will be based on a common Entrance Exam conducted by Kerala Agricultural University. And the allotment to the course will be based on the rank list published by the University based on the Entrance Examination.


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College of Agriculture
Kerala Agricultural University
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 695522