Forest Therapy Guided Walks take participants slowly and intentionally through Nature. The Guide gives a series of place-based invitations to connect to your senses, to yourself, and to others. Through the place-based invitations, the participant(s) gain a deeper appreciation of the many living and non-living things in the Washington Arboretum through moving slowly, and mindfully through the trails.
As the participant(s) moves around through the practice of Forest Therapy, they will gain a deep appreciation of the land in 20-30 minute increments of silent, reflective, and imaginative interaction with the area around them.
Since the walks are three hours, please make sure to dress in layers and possibly have a rain jacket or umbrella, if the weather indicates.
Public and Professional Classes Refund Policy
Refund requests must be submitted in writing and postmarked, faxed, or e-mailed two weeks prior to the class date. E-mail requests will receive an e-mail confirmation within two business days. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please call 206-685-8033 to inquire about the status of your request. Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% processing charge (minimum $10). Cancellations with less than one week's notice are non-refundable. If a program is cancelled by UW Botanic Gardens for any reason, a full refund will be made to all enrollees. Refunds may take four weeks to process.
Summer Camp Refund Policy
Summer Camp participants are subject to the following policies: For cancellation at least 14 days prior to camp, a full refund minus a processing fee of $40 per cancelled camp program and $10 per cancelled extended camp program will be provided. For cancellation less than two weeks prior to camp, or non-completion of camp, no refund will be provided.
Late Pick-Up Policy
If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child at the end of camp (after 3pm) then we will enroll your child in aftercare until you arrive. The cost for one day of after care is $16 and you can pay by cash, check or credit card upon pick up.
After Care Late Fees
If you are late to pick up your child from aftercare we will charge you $1 for every minute after 5pm. Starting at 5:15pm the rate jumps to $3/minute. You can pay by cash, check or credit card upon pick up.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
UW Botanic Gardens is an international hub for plant science and ecosystem research, teaching, and stewardship. The nationally renowned living plant collection contains over 10,000 specimens. It's located around the shoreline of Union Bay on Lake Washington. You’ll find many opportunities for individual enjoyment and learning, as well as guided tours, classes and other programs.