Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

First Advisor

Professor Steve Rodie


Horticulture therapy, where gardens, landscapes, and other plant materials are used to increase overall wellness or reach defined therapeutic goals, has a body of research which supports its effectiveness. To assess potential clients' knowledge and interest in utilizing horticulture therapy, a survey was conducted. UNO college students were asked for their input for these questions. Furthermore, businesses that were potential horticulture therapy providers were contacted and asked six questions regarding any current or future horticulture therapy programs offered at their facilities. Afterwards, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office of Douglas-Sarpy County was contacted and asked about any involvement in horticulture therapy programs in the Omaha area. Most surveyed students expressed interest in horticulture therapy while businesses had a few common obstacles to providing this service.