Creative plant therapy workshop

Speaker: Melissa Conley

Horticultural therapy and engaging with nature has been proven to have a positive impact on emotional wellbeing, helping to reduce stress, sadness, anger and feelings of isolation. Spending time in a creative plant workshop, getting your hands dirty, is a great way to engage in active mindfulness while connecting to nature and engaging the creative side of your brain.

In this botanical sculpture workshop, Melissa will guide you to create a unique piece of living art to take home and enjoy. You will be using select timber and specialist epiphytic plant material including a special feature plant and companion plants that Melissa will teach you to bind onto your piece of timber.

You will also learn ongoing care instructions so that your sculpture will continue to grow and thrive at home.

Thank you to MJC Botanical and Mappins Nursery & Aquarium for their generosity in supplying the expertise and materials for this workshop.

Travelling from interstate?

Please check with your local state or territory quarantine regulator about any restrictions around bringing your living art home with you. If you are unable to travel home with your sculpture, you are still welcome to participate in the workshop and then gift your piece of art to another local widowed person at camp.

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