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Nature Based Wellbeing: Nature Journaling Seasonal Suite

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Event description

Spend your time in deep reflection and nourish your soul during this intimate and inspiring Nature Journaling series across the seasons.

Thanks to the growing popularity of the Botanic Gardens Nature Journaling workshops, we have scheduled a much requested ‘series’ of Nature Journaling workshops aligned to explore the seasonal highlights on display at each of our Gardens.

Join Emma Lewellyn in the Botanic Gardens for a series of intimate and inspiring workshops that explores Nature Journaling as a soulful and nourishing wellbeing practice while experiencing the natural wonders at Mount Lofty, Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Gardens.

Participants will journey through 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.

Emma 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 be guided through mindfulness practice before embarking on journaling exercises.

Each workshop will include a meditative walk-through Gardens to experience the beautiful surrounds and collect natural and botanical materials to use in your journaling practice.

Each workshop will build on the skills and practices learned in the previous session and take individuals on a gradually deepening journey of exploration through different gardens seasons and journaling practices.

Each participant will receive their own personal nature journaling kit including a hardbound watercolour journal, paint set and timber pen and mechanical pencil set.

There will be outdoor components of this workshop, so please dress according to the weather conditions on the day.

Nature Based Wellbeing at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium are indulgent and unforgettable experiences for the soul and senses, that will equip you with life-long skills to nourish your wellbeing and relationship with nature.

Event information

Autumn Nature Journaling (session 1)
Date: Sunday 19 May 2024
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Winter Nature Journaling (session 2)
Date: Sunday 18 August 2024
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Nature Journaling (session 3)
Date: Sunday 13 October 2024
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Wittunga Botanic Garden

Tickets: $200.00 per person for all three sessions (plus booking fee)
If you have attended a previous workshop and would like to bring your own Nature journaling pack you will receive a discount of $25.00, please email to book.

About the facilitator
Emma Lewellyn is our resident Therapeutic Horticulturalist at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.

Emma is a professional horticulturalist, garden designer, holistic therapies practitioner and an experienced garden educator with a background in holistic health.

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 centered.

She also runs engaging workshops and wellbeing sessions for the staff and volunteers.

This workshop can be delivered as part of the Therapeutic Horticulture program and customised for a particular group, inquire by contacting for more information.

For more of 'What's On' around the gardens, please visit our website to see what else is on at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia.

Photo credit: Emma Lewellyn

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