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From National Geographic: “The Key to Better Mindfulness May Be Your Public Garden”

Strolling Pond Garden. Photo taken 5/9/24.

National Geographic has published an article on how public gardens are introducing mindfulness to their guests and included Portland Japanese Garden among those leading the way. Writer Beverly Hurley spoke with Garden volunteer Cecily Hunt who has been leading mindfulness tours that borrow many of the same concepts found in the practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. To read the full article, click the button below. If you’re interested in learning more about forest bathing, click here.