Fragrant Plants & Tussie Mussies



Laurel Hill West
Nature's Sanctuary

Bee balm, passion flower, anise hyssop, and spicebush are just some of the fragrant native plants in Laurel Hill’s natural burial area, Nature’s Sanctuary. Join horticulturist Christopher Barrett Sheridan for a scent-led tour of fragrant plants as we learn about their traditional uses, wildlife benefits, and interpretive meanings throughout history. We’ll harvest and arrange cuttings of the plants into tussie mussies, or nosegays, the small, aromatic bouquets made fashionable during the Victorian era when Laurel Hill was founded.


  • $20 General Admission
  • $18 Seniors & Students with ID
  • $15 Members
  • $10 Youth
  • $2 ACCESS Cardholders with ID



This event will take place in Nature’s Sanctuary, the green burial area at Laurel Hill West. For best GPS and public transit directions to the main entrance of Laurel Hill West, please use 340 Belmont Avenue. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.