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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Losing a loved one is very difficult. For some, it’s a long process. Lower Cape Fear Hospice offered a workshop Saturday for those looking to heal through gardening.

Lorraine Perry says remembering someone by creating a memorial garden creates a peaceful place of beauty that inspires growth and hope for the future as well as a setting in which to reminisce.

Perry says gardening is a therapeutic activity that helps ease grief.

“It makes us feel productive and empowered,” Perry said. “When we produce fruits and veggies it’s very nurturing to our own self. It gives us confidence to move forward past a death.”

Instructors showcased small and container gardens and provided gardening demonstrations. Participants also took a walk through the Heritage Garden Labyrinth.

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