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Forest Immersion Walk (Group Application)

The Forest Immersion Walk, also known as Forest Therapy or Forest Bathing, has been taken place at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden since 2018. It involves a stroll through the forests of the Farm, guiding participants into a natural playground where they can spontaneously dance with the forest.

Through a series of ‘Forest Invitations’, certified forest therapy guides skilfully facilitate mini activities that encourage participants to open their senses, walk silently with fellow companions, or pause to listen to the symphony of nature. This allows individuals to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the present moment and reconnect with Mother Earth. By traversing the forest's paths, we liberate additional space within our bodies and minds, imbibe the stability and serenity bestowed by the woodland, and share this profound experience with others. Allow the forest to be the therapist to carry you, support you and heal you, while fortifying our bond with the natural world. Even in the bustling city, we can continue to embrace the wisdom gained and stay attuned to the ever-changing environment.

Forest Invitation^ includes:

  1. Pleasure of Present: Open up your senses to observe fully nature, Listen to your inner feelings.
  2. Slow Wander in the Forest: Walk at a leisurely pace in the forest, relax and embrace the present moment.
  3. Forest Invitation: Create and share from the heart.
  4. Tea ceremony: Express gratitude to the forest and share tea with the group at the end of your  journey.

^ The invitations change depending on the nature of the group and the condition of weather.
*We have prepared a series of Forest Invitations in the form of guided audio clips, click here to get a taste of it online.

June Ngan (KFBG Education Officer, Certified Guide by Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Association) 
Holly Ho (KFBG Assistant Education Officer, Certified Guide by Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Association)

Groups / Universities

Secondary Schools

Monday to Saturday (except public holidays)

9:30am – 1:00pm / 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Cantonese / English

Target Audience
Aged 18 years and above

Monday to Saturday (except public holidays)

The walk takes about three hours. Schools are welcome to call for inquiries.

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Cantonese / English

Target Audience
F1 - F6

12-30 people per group

HK$300 per head 
*20% off for registered schools and charity organisations
*Including programme fee and admission fee

Changes and refunds will not be considered unless cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your online application form one month on or before the event day.  
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Ms Vera Hung at 2483 7107 / Ms Amy Chan at 2483 7109 during office hours or email .

Feedback from previous participants

  • ‘The experience at Kadoorie Farm made me reflect on how learning doesn't just happen through books and within school campuses, but also outside in the natural environment. Connecting with nature deepens self-awareness through the exchange of different senses.’
  • ‘I felt the love that nature gave me throughout the process, and it felt so real. I also discovered many internal feelings of love that I don't normally observe in myself. Even now that I'm back in the city, that feeling remains.’
  • ‘Slow down and take a moment to feel the nurturing nature that surrounds us.’
  • ‘The gentle sunlight and cool breeze made me feel incredibly comfortable. My mood quickly eased.’
  • ‘Wandering in a forest is a form of enjoyment in life.’
  • ‘During the forest therapy, it made me reconsider the relationship between humans and nature. Due to the rapid development of cities, people seem to be growing more distant from the ecological environment, lacking the ability to listen to the sounds of nature.’

Related Links

  • Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of global challenges.
  • Nature Art Programmes: Immerse yourself in silent contemplation of nature. Deepen your awareness of beauty and connect with nature through art. KFBG organises a variety of art workshops including Zentangle drawing, sketching and wood art, and exhibitions to guide participants, with or without artistic background, to create nature art.
  • Nature Education Programmes: Become animal detectives and explore the mysteries of wild animals. Use different senses to discover the beauty of plants. Learn about the significance of forest, trees and even soils through field visits, experiments and woodwork, to reconnect with nature.
  • Group Guided Tours: Led by trained environmental interpreters, the content includes experiential and hands-on activities. We encourage a passion for nature, conservation and ecology by nurturing an appreciation of the natural world.