Nature Based Wellbeing: Botanical Balms and Oil Infusions

Dates: Saturday 15 June 2024

Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E17 on the map).

Tickets: $90.00 per person (plus booking fee)


Activate your senses in an immersive workshop centered on botanical balms and oils.

Learn how to craft gentle botanical salves and oil infusions from flora gathered from the surrounding Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Our resident therapeutic horticulturalist Emma, who is also a qualified aromatherapist, will informatively and safely guide you through the process of how to prepare plants and self-administer a soothing hand massage from the finished product.

Participants will get to take home their handcrafted gifts of a botanical oil and salve.

Light morning refreshments are included as part of the workshop.

There is an outdoor component of this workshop so please dress accordingly to the conditions on the day.

Please note, as we are working with raw botanicals this workshop is not suitable for people who are in their first trimester of pregnancy. Please inform us when booking if you have any allergies.

Nature Based Wellbeing at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium are indulgent and unforgettable experiences for the soul and senses, and will equip you with life-long skills to nourish your wellbeing and relationship with nature.

About the facilitator

Emma Lewellyn is our resident Therapeutic Horticulturalist at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.

Emma is a professional horticulturalist, garden designer, holistic therapies practitioner and an experienced garden educator with a background in holistic health.

Her practice is grounded in the ethics and principles of permaculture, honouring earth care, people care, and equity.

At the Botanic Gardens, Emma develops and delivered tailored programs for various community cohorts with an emphasis on social inclusion and co-creation.

Her approach is strengths-based and client centered.

She also runs engaging workshops and wellbeing sessions for the staff and volunteers.

This workshop can be delivered as part of the Therapeutic Horticulture program and customised for a particular group, inquire by contacting for more information.

Photo credit: Emma Lewellyn

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