Nurture with Nature: Fragrance Walk & Herb Pots



Laurel Hill West
Nature's Sanctuary

Working with the healing power of plants can help to decrease stress and anxiety, process grief, and improve overall well-being. Through activities that combine plant materials with eco-mindfulness and creative tools, the workshops in this therapeutic horticulture series explore the five senses to support connection with ourselves, one another, and the natural environment of Nature’s Sanctuary, Laurel Hill’s native plant garden and green burial area. Sessions are led by Kate Irvine, a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, joined by guest speakers. Participants are invited to attend one, some, or all of the sessions. 

June Session: Fragrance Walk & Herb Pots
Smell your way through Nature’s Sanctuary with an invitation to notice and investigate scents that resonate and evoke memories. Then, design terracotta pots with dried and pressed plant materials, which we’ll fill with aromatic clippings as we learn more about why plants omit certain odors as well as about the relationship between smell and memory.