Nurture with Nature: Therapeutic Horticulture



Laurel Hill West
Nature's Sanctuary

Working with the healing power of plants can help to decrease stress and anxiety, process grief, and improve focus, mood, and overall wellbeing. Through nurturing activities that combine plant materials with eco-mindfulness and creative tools, each session is an invitation to relax, reflect, and restore.

Join Kate Irvine, a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, for one, some, or all four sessions of this outdoor workshop series offering therapeutic practices that honor and preserve our connection with nature.

August Session: Crafting Gratitude
Using dried herbs and pressed flowers, create rejuvenating votive candles with a guided meditation focusing on thankfulness and surrendering.



  • $20 General Admission
  • $18 Seniors & Students with ID
  • $15 Members
  • $10 Youth
  • $2.00 ACCESS Cardholders
  • $60 for all four sessions in the series



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


Other Therapeutic Horticulture Series Workshops: 
May: Forest Bathing & Letter-writing
June: Gardening & Botanical Printmaking
July: Speaking in Flowers