Summit Garden Tour online registration closes May 29 at 3 pm. Tickets for the day of the tour are $55 and can be purchased in the Wisner House starting at 9 am.

Summer Solstice Forest Bathing: June 20

Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

(for adults)

The Summer Solstice is a momentous occasion that transcends cultural boundaries, reminding us of our connection to nature’s rhythms and the cosmos. As the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, it symbolizes the apex of light and warmth, ushering in months of growth and abundance. It is an invitation to pause and reflect on the cycles of life and the interconnectedness of all living beings.

Embracing this celestial event encourages mindfulness, gratitude, and a profound sense of astonishment, all benefits derived from Forest Bathing. What better way to celebrate this auspicious day than with a Forest Bathing walk at the Arboretum as we renew our connection to the natural world. Limited availability, so book your place soon at this very special event.

A few tips from Rich to make your walk more comfortable:

  • The walk will last for about 2.5 hours. We will be moving slowly and using our senses to connect with nature so this will not be an athletic walk.
  • Please dress in layers so you can be comfortable with temperature changes.
  • If you wish, you can bring sunscreen, bug spray, and/or water.
  • Rich will provide small mats to use when sitting.
  • The walk will be postponed in the event of inclement weather.

Rich Collins is a Certified Guide for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT), based in Morristown & Barnegat Light, New Jersey.  His company, Friendly Territory, specializes in Nature & Forest Therapy walks and retreats. He is a husband, proud father and grandfather, entrepreneur, and daily meditator.