Forest bathing at Kew

Take a guided sensory walk in the tranquillity of Kew.

A group sat on the forest floor


Selected dates, 27 April to 5 October 2024


10.30am to 12.30pm


Entry via Victoria Gate, Kew Road

Meet outside Victoria Plaza 15 minutes before start


Non-member: £60

Member: £45

Tickets include free entry into the Gardens and 20% discount in our restaurants, excluding the Botanical Brasserie.

Forest bathing is inspired by the popular Japanese wellbeing practice of relaxing under the canopy of trees - known as shinrin-yoku. 

Our expert guides from the Forest Bathing Institute will help you disconnect from the stresses of everyday life with a guided sensory walk in the beauty of the arboretum at Kew. 

The simple act of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you, whilst breathing deeply will help destress and boost your health and wellbeing in a natural way. 

Expect to finish the session feeling relaxed with take-home practical tips to incorporate forest bathing techniques into your everyday life. 

Organised in partnership with the Forest Bathing Institute.

Spring route highlights (April to 13 July)

  • Follow a trail of seasonal blossoms and blooms from cherry trees to daffodils and bluebells.
  • Listen to the waterfall at the Temperate House
  • Discover the tallest tree at Kew
  • Enjoy fractal patterns
  • Touch a cuddly giant redwood 
  • Smell the earth
  • Relax under an evergreen tree canopy 

Summer route highlights (19 July to October)

  • Follow a trail of seasonal light and leaves
  • Listen to the wind at the Minka House
  • Discover the biggest tree at Kew
  • Enjoy soothing water patterns on the Lake
  • Touch a furry palm tree
  • Connect with the earth
  • Relax under a deciduous tree canopy
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