At Sunrise Springs, horticulture activities are offered in our restorative and vibrant gardens, greenhouse and classroom. Spending time outside in a garden has been shown to positively affect a person’s emotions and improve their sense of wellbeing.

Classes include:

  • Gardening techniques and planting basics
  • Engage the senses in the greenhouse
  • Create your own herbal first aid kit
  • Herbal tea making
  • Herbal salves, lip balms and lotions


  • Improves concentration
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Reduces stress and decreases heart rate
  • Decreases anxiety and depression
  • Improves immune response

Experiential Activities Calendar
Class Descriptions

My favorites were the greenhouse activities where we got to create our own smudge stick, incense and sachets. We also learned to make steam bowls to improve our wellbeing.”