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Forest Therapy

Things to do, Walks and tours Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria , Melbourne Sunday November 24 2019
Woman on bench at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Photograph: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Time Out says

Relax and get back to nature without ever having to leave the city

Living in the city sure is convenient, but sometimes we all need to trade the concrete jungle for an actual jungle. The Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens are giving you the chance to experience the restorative powers of nature by offering forest therapy (or forest bathing) classes for city stress-heads.

Just what is forest therapy? The idea began in Japan, where it’s called ‘shinrin-yoku’ and is said to improve your wellbeing by immersing yourself in nature. It’s since been recognised as an effective (and cheap) way to improve public health.

The Royal Botanic Garden’s forest therapy walk includes a guided tour through the gardens designed to lower your blood pressure, pulse and stress levels through a series of activities. The gardens currently have two-hour and three-hour forest therapy session available – visit the website for the complete timetable and to book.


Venue name: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Address: Birdwood Ave
South Yarra
Price: $30-$45

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