Jean Larson, PhD, HTR, CTRS

Jean Larson

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PhD, Therapeutic Recreation emphasis in therapeutic horticulture with minor in Integrative Medicine


Jean M. Larson manages the Nature-Based Therapeutic (NBT) services at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. She is also the faculty lead at the Center for Spirituality and Healing in nature-based therapeutics. Dr. Larson also coordinates a certificate program accredited with the American Horticultural Therapy association, provides consulting services, initiatives community outreach and assists in NBT research.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Nature-Based Therapies
  • Healing Environments – Therapeutic Landscape Design
  • Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Animal Assisted Interactions
  • Care Farms