Japanese Garden

A Nurturing and Therapeutic Nature Experience

The Journey to Well-Being is an intentional walking program, designed to aid participants in experiencing the calming, restorative powers of nature. The Japanese Garden serves as a peaceful setting for people to explore their relationship with nature and with themselves.

This program consists of facilitated meeting(s), including a guided tour of the Japanese Garden. The remaining weeks consist of seven self-guided walks, inspired by themes related to natural elements such as wind, stone, tranquil water, fire, wood, powerful water and sky. Participants will receive a guide book which provides suggested pauses for each walk, intended to increase awareness and encourage time for reflection. Non-members will receive seven garden admission passes, in order to complete the walks.

Participants will receive:

  • Journey to Well-being guidebook
  • Seven Garden admission tickets (non-members)
  • Facilitated meeting(s)

The Journey to Well-being is available in two formats: Basic and Full. The Basic format consists of one meeting to introduce the program and a tour of the Japanese Garden. The Full format includes an additional two meetings designed to enhance the experience through activities and group conversation.

REGISTER NOW for upcoming sessions.

Therapeutic Horticultural Programs at the Garden are made possible
through contributions by:

Friends and family of Dr. Samuel D. Soule
Dr. Oscar and Barbara Soule
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust
Mary Anne Lucas Fund
Van Evera Foundation
Maritz Corporation