Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) at Draves Arboretum

Date(s) - Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Draves Arboretum


Shinrin-Yoku, loosely translated into forest bathing, will be held during a day of public events on Saturday, July 27 at Draves Arboretum, 1821 Sharrick Rd., Darien.

During Shinrin-Yoku, you will be skillfully guided in a gentle, enjoyable, full sensory experience of the forms, sounds, fragrances, textures, tastes and energy of the trees. The walk will conclude with a wild tea, foraged from an arboretum tree. Shinrin-Yoku can have help mental, emotional and physical well-being.

The day will also include a fresh lunch of seasonal, local food and a guided tour of the arboretum with Thomas Draves, founder of the arboretum. In the tour, you will learn the names and landscape uses of many special species.

Times and prices are:

9:30 am-12:30 pm Shinrin-Yoku: $45 per person

12:30-1:30 pm Local Foods Lunch: $15 (vegan and gluten free options available)

1:30 pm-3 pm Guided Tour: $12

Full Day Discounted Rate: $67