Forest Bathing at RBG Kew

August 28th 2021

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are running a series of well-being events this summer.

Including the Summer Cycle, Kew Fitness, Temperate House Yoga, Tai Chi and Forest Bathing.

Inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku - Forest Bathing at Kew is a slow, sensory woodland walk alongside an expert practitioner from the Forest Bathing Institute.

Held in Kew's Pinetum, participants can immerse themselves in a green world and clear their mind, relax more deeply and improve their sleep.

The UK’s first research paper into the health benefits of Forest Bathing+ has been published. The paper reports there were improvements in positive emotions, mood disturbance, rumination, nature connection and compassion and 57% of participants showed an increase in heart rate variability.

The Forest Bathing Institute's (TFBI) website lists Dame Judi Dench as its patron, she says:

I am delighted to be a Patron for The Forest Bathing Institute. As humans, we have such a deep connection to trees and woodland. Forest bathing allows you to focus on that connection, engaging all your senses. In Japan, this immersion in nature has been studied for decades; and it is now practiced by millions of people to help them relax and recharge."

Forest Bathing at Kew Sessions:

  • Friday 30 April
  • Saturday 15 May
  • Sunday 30 May
  • Monday 7 June
  • Tuesday 6 July
  • Wednesday 28 July
  • Sunday 8 August
  • Saturday 28 August

The sessions run from:

10:30am - 1pm


Non-member: £60

Member: £42.50

For full information/to book, please visit: