Chase Away the Winter Blues
November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3
1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long outdoor narrated walk series designed to relieve the winter doldrums. Meet at Magnolia Plaza.
Sunday, November 4
Celebrating the Last Leaves of Autumn and the Return of Standard Time
As many as half of all New Yorkers find that the shorter days of winter leave them feeling sluggish and sleepy; many people become depressed. Exposure to daylight, even on a cloudy day, can help restore energy, alertness, and contentment. Enjoy a tour of the Garden’s stunning fall foliage display as you learn how and why plants, animals, and humans respond to light and the changing seasons—and what you can do to maintain a sunny outlook through the dark, cold winter days ahead.
Sunday, December 2
After the Leaves Have Fallen: The Subtle Beauty of the Deciduous Trees of Winter
December’s tourprovides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Walk the Garden to counteract holiday-season overindulgence while keeping the blues at bay. This walk is held rain, snow, or shine; dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Sunday, January 6
Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Under Way in the Sensuous Winter Garden: Focus on Color, Texture, Shape, and Sound
On January’s tour, learn how and why healthy lifestyle habits like walking outdoors can propel your pledge to conquer vices like overeating, smoking, laziness, and procrastination.
Sunday, February 3
Lunar New Year in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
This is the perfect chance to explore this renowned BBG garden’s “bones”—the plant and hardscape elements that contribute to its year-round 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.
Sunday, March 3
Early Spring Flowers
Over a dozen different kinds of flowers grace the grounds of the late winter garden at BBG. Celebrate the transition from winter to spring by admiring these petite, colorful, and sturdy blooms, undeterred by the frosts and snows of March.