Nature Journaling and Meditative Walk

Dates: Saturday, 7 October 2023

Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E17 on the map).

Tickets: $90.00 per person


Spend your time in deep reflection and nourish your soul during an intimate and inspiring Nature Journaling workshop.

Explore the gentle art of observation, contemplation and recording through various enjoyable and easy methods.

Nature journaling is for anyone who would like to deepen their relationship with both nature and self.

You don't need to be artistic or have special equipment.

It can be practiced indoors, outdoors, rain, hail or shine.

The workshop begins with a talk which delves into the purpose of journaling as a wellbeing practice, the context of environment and the various ways in which observations can be recorded.

You'll then be guided through a mindfulness practice before embarking on journaling exercises.

On a meditative walk-through Adelaide Botanic Garden, you will use senses available to you to look, touch, smell and collect natural and botanical materials before enjoying a morning tea.

The second half of the workshop digs deeper into the applied and personal practice of nature journaling.

A hardcover water colour journal, paint set, and pen is included in the cost of the workshop.

There will be an outdoor component of this workshop, so please dress accordingly to the weather conditions on the day.

About our Horticultural Therapist

Emma Lewellyn

Emma is the practicing Therapeutic Horticulturalist at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. Emma is a qualified and professional horticulturalist, garden designer, holistic therapies practitioner and an experienced garden educator.

Her practice is grounded in the ethics and principles of permaculture, honouring earth care, people care, and equity.

At the Botanic Gardens, Emma develops and delivered tailored programs for various community cohorts with an emphasis on social inclusion and co-creation.

Her approach is strengths-based and client centred.

She also runs a suite of engaging public workshops and wellbeing sessions for staff and volunteers.

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