Chase Away the Winter Blues Guided Tour
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn)
Meets at 1pm at the Visitor Center
Free guided tour with $8 admission to the Garden

Science has developed some understanding of what causes the “winter blues”—and more important, what helps keep them at bay. Exposure to daylight, even on a cloudy day, can help restore energy, alertness, and contentment.

February is the perfect time to explore the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Japanese garden design is renowned for its emphasis on the “bones” of the garden—the year-round plant and hardscape elements that contribute to a garden’s wintertime appeal. On this tour you’ll enjoy the soothing, contemplative atmosphere of the Garden in winter as you learn about the stylistic elements that distinguish eastern and western gardening styles.

Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG tour guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long, outdoor narrated walk designed to relieve the winter doldrums. Learn what you can do to maintain a sunny outlook through the dark, cold days of winter while discovering the plants and animals that enliven the garden landscape in the depths of winter. This walk is held rain, snow, or shine; dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes.