Nowadays, as personal stress increased, people start looking for methods to reduce stress, especially the methods that can derive from the daily life environment, which made horticultural therapy became prevailing.

Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science (TSHS) was entrusted by International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) to conduct an international symposium to encourage scholars, institutions, and technicians from Taiwan and foreign countries to discuss about this popular issue - horticulture therapy. We all pleased to invite scientists and technicians to this symposium, which also organized by Taichung Agricultural District Research and Extension Station COA (TDARES), NTU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, NTU Health Science and wellness Center, National Museum of Natural Science, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taiwan Landscape Architect Society (CTLAS), and International Association for Traditional and Complementary Medicine (IATCM).

This symposium will cover studies on many aspects of horticulture therapy, including special groups, training and education, activities and practices, community, therapeutic landscape and healing, and evaluation and research methods…etc. By this chance, we expect this symposium will provide the insight into horticultural therapy and take this field to the next level. We are looking forward to seeing you on November 13-16, 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan!

Conveners of the 2018 International Symposium On Horticultural Therapies


Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin

Director, Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science
Director, Taichung District Agriculture Research and Extension Station, COA, Taiwan

No. 370, Song Hwai Rd., Tatsuen Village, Changhua 51541, Taiwan


Dr. Sheng-Jung Ou

Dean, College of Design, Chaoyang University of Technology
Professor, Department of Landscape and Urban Design, Chaoyang University of Technology

168, Jifeng E. Rd., Wufeng District, Taichung, 41349 Taiwan, R.O.C.


Dr. Chun-Yen Chang

Professor and Head, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University

Taiwan Plant Conservation Foundation No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan(R.O.C.)


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