Welcome to Blossoms at Larne Lough
At Blossoms, we embark on a journey rooted in the transformative power of Horticultural + Nature-based Therapy. Established with a passion for enhancing health and well-being and alleviating stress, we believe in the profound connection between individuals and the natural world. Over the last 10 years our primary focus has been on providing a therapeutic haven and restorative program for staff dealing with burnout and chronic stress.
Blossoms is driven by a dynamic mother-daughter team, combining the expertise of Horticultural Therapist Liz Curtis and Horticulturalist Maureen Hanvey. Their shared commitment to harnessing the healing power of nature shapes the essence of Blossoms at Larne Lough.
Shortly after studying Sociology at Queens University Belfast, Liz obtained her Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture from Coventry University. Liz was the first person in Northern Ireland to gain this qualification.
Liz is passionate about using Horticultural Therapy to target work place stress, and help balance the growing over-engagement in technology. Her passion is in finding practical and enjoyable ways for everyone to engage in nature based therapy, on a daily basis.
Maureen has dedicated her entire working life to horticulture, gaining over 30 years’ hands on growing experience. After working in commercial growing, she now focuses her energy and experience on therapeutic programmes, sessions and workshops in the therapy garden. She brings with her a wealth of wisdom and knowledge that is truly unrivalled.
Maureen’s expertise is in teaching a wide range of practical horticultural growing skills. Her passion is studying the scientific evidence of how our brains are effected by nature.