21 Mar 2021 Once Only Event
Celebrate National Eucalypt Day by exploring these wonderful trees with all of your senses.
A Forest Therapy guide helps people to slow down, become present in their body and the environment. We walk slowly and invite participants to take part in activities designed to engage all the senses and enhance the healing qualities of nature.
This walk will focus on the exploration of various species of Eucalyptus trees and wet eucalypt forest. It will include stretching and breathing exercises, exploring the details of textures and colours, honey sampling and observation of the ecology of eucalypt forests. All walks conclude with a simple tea ceremony.
Shinrin Yoku or Forest Therapy, originated in Japan as a public health practice and research shows it can help to reduce stress, improve mental health and benefit immune function.
The ticket price includes entry into the Tasmanian Arboretum.
Access: Some areas that slope, uneven surfaces and stairs. Time: arrive at 10:20 for a 10:30 start. Meet: At the far end of the car park. Bring: Closed-toe shoes, drinking water and raincoat to sit on. Guide: Elspeth Brock is a trained horticulturist and certified Forest Therapy Guide with the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA).
This walk is subsidised by Eucalypt Australia as part of National Eucalypt Day 2021!
Suitable for children 15 years and older.
Entrance to the garden included in the ticket price.
Once Only Event
21 Mar 2021