Train the Trainer: Social & Therapeutic Horticulture


Course Overview

Course Objectives

This 2-day workshop is designed for Community Care organizations and follows a “Train-the-trainer” approach to introduce gardening-related activities for engaging clients. Day 1 focuses on the basics of gardening, including plant selection, watering, fertilizers, and the requirements for plant survival in our environment. It also introduces hydroculture, a soil-less gardening method. Participants will have a hands-on experience with planting. Day 2 covers a range of active, passive, and gardening-associated activities to promote health, well-being, social interaction, and enjoyment of nature. The workshop is conducted by trainers from Nparks (Day 1) and the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (Day 2). The benefits of gardening include physical improvements, cognitive stimulation, sensory experiences, and emotional/social benefits like increased self-esteem and social bonding.


  1. Interactive lecture
  1. Groupwork
  1. Skills Practice / Role Play
  1. Case Scenario Discussions


Day 2: 10 MCQ questions at end of session

Additional Information
Please click on ‘express your interest’ to learn.
A minimum of 75% attendance will be required for you to complete the program and receive your certificate.
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents and 45% for Work Pass Holders working in eligible community care organizations.
For any inquiries, please contact Sandy/Ashley at 64221300 or email us at

Target Participants

Nurses, Allied Health Professional, Corporate Services Staff, Programme co-ordinator, Programme executive. Staff attending this course should have some experience in facilitating activities with the elderly and be comfortable in conducting group activities.

Course Details

Date/ Time

17 – 18 October 2023

2:30 PM to 6:00 PM


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital @ Potong Pasir

51 Potong Pasir Ave 1

Singapore 358400

Course Trainers


KWSH is delivering the course in partnership with NParks.

Mr. Hassan Ibrahim

Community Arts Educator

Mr. Hassan Ibrahim is with the International Biodiversity Conservation Division of the National Parks Board (NParks). He has been with NParks for many years but his current work encompasses mainly on forest-related matters including issues on climate change and biodiversity conservation. Aside from his formal work, he is also a horticultural trainer and gardening enthusiast. Hassan has conducted guided tours, informal workshops, talks and demonstrations on gardening programmes to schools, public institutions and private organizations as part of educational outreach programmes of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Singapore Garden Festivals.

Course Fees: $624.00 (excluding GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organizations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System (LMS 2.0).

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Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300