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Select the membership type that is appropriate for you and join now. Full member applications will need to submit evidence and will be reviewed by the membership committee. A membership certificate will be sent to all new members when approved. THA membership is for 12 months and auto-renews annually until you cancel. Contact us for further information.

Member Benefit

Root in Nature – Professional growth and resource platform for therapeutic horticulture practitioners, The GrowTH Community. THA members receive a 50% discount code on a one-year membership.  Contact THA for the discount code: 

Associate / Student membership


/ Per year

This membership category is for those interested in therapeutic horiculture but do not currently have qualifications or extensive experience in the therapeutic horticulture/allied health area but wish to participate, learn or contribute to the community including those studying or enrolled as students.



  • – Free or discounted + webinars
  • – Free or discounted events
  • – Discounted annual conference registration
  • – Networking opportunities
  • – Opportunity to contribute via sub-committees of the National Council

There are no membership requirements to become an Associate Member

For more information on pathways to full membership, please download this information sheet and start using our free downloadable evidence template: Download Evidence Sheet

Full Membership


/ Per year


As per Associate Membership benefits PLUS:

  • – THA recognition as a qualified therapeutic horticulture practitioner or researcher
  • – Inclusion in membership directory
  • – AGM voting rights
  • – Opportunity to contribute on the THA National committee
  • – Use of the THA Logo

To be eligible for full membership you must meet one of the following criteria. You will be asked to upload supporting evidence as part of the application.

Level A:

Dual Qualifications* held in Horticulture and Allied Health/Social Services (*minimum AQF level 3)

Level B: 

A Qualification* held in either Horticulture OR Allied Health/Social services PLUS evidence of 120 hours of validated therapeutic horticulture work experience (*minimum AQF level 3)

Level C: 

Therapeutic Horticulture experience supported by 400 hours of validated evidence.

Full member please enjoy our free downloadable evidence template: Download Evidence Sheet

Organisational Membership

Banksia | 10 Member Registration
Hakea | 5 Member Registration
POA | 3 Member Registration

Organisational Members

Our commitment to members


We enhance the capacity of communities, organisations and individuals to support people to experience full and meaningful lives through engagement in therapeutic horticulture. We welcome members from all walks of life who share our vision and mission


We endorse, support, facilitate and deliver evidence-informed, ethical, horticultural-based activities that impact positively on human health and wellbeing. We provide advocacy, training, recognition and a forum to share knowledge, ideas and action.


We reflect an understanding of human needs and capacity, by supporting practice focused to ease suffering, enhance wellbeing, capacity and outcomes.


We operate in a transparent manner, practicing good governance, responsible financial management and progressive sector development.

Caring cultivation

We promote the benefits for human health and wellbeing through the cultivation of plants, and support positive impacts from horticulture on the health of the planet.

Foundational GOLD Sponsors

THA acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

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