Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)

Schedule and Location

Saturdays (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Section A: October 13, P-29 
Section B: November 3, Thornhill Shelter P-21

Mondays (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Section C: October 29, Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
Section D: November 26, Thornhill Shelter P-21

Holiday Forest Therapy Walk (8:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, P-21

Fees and Registration

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

$28.00 member
$33.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

Course Description

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a wooded trail as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. The walks will visit different locations at the Arboretum and will include a variety of sensory awareness exercises. The walks will conclude with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail. 

Course number



Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide

Course Details

  • Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.  If the weather is cold, dressing in warm layers is recommended.  Max 15.
  • Supplies: A hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant. Long sleeves and long pants recommended.  Optional supplies to bring if you wish include a sketchbook/journal, and a mat or towel to sit upon or a carry along canvas chair/camp chair.
  • Recommended ages: For adults, ages 18 and over

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)