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.

May Session: Forest Bathing & Letter Writing 
Following a guided walking meditation focusing on release and renewal, we’ll create bark rubbings and practice self-healing through writing letters to ourselves and loved ones.



  • $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 Conservatory parking lot, a 3-minute drive into the cemetery from the main entrance.

For GPS and public transit directions to the main entrance, please use 340 Belmont Avenue. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.


Other Therapeutic Horticulture Series Workshops: 
June: Gardening & Botanical Printmaking
July: Speaking in Flowers
August: Crafting Gratitude