Come experience the benefits of the changing seasons in bloom outdoors at Planting Fields on various Saturdays and Sundays throughout the remainder of the year. Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, and his sons believed that parks served as the “lungs” of the community, offering spaces that fostered physical and mental well-being. Doctors in the 19th and early 20th centuries started to prescribe “walks in the park” as a form of medicine. Recent studies, too, have shown that forest therapy can help build a strong immune system, boost your ability to fight infection, reduce stress hormones, lower your blood pressure and heart rate, and improve concentration and focus. Certified guide Linda Lombardo will lead a 2-hour walk throughout the Olmsted Brothers-designed landscape of Planting Fields that will promote mindfulness and connectivity with your surroundings. Treat your body and mind to the living experience of the Olmsted firm’s healing legacy.
Forest Therapy Walks at Planting Fields
Planting Fields Foundation
1395 Planting Fields Rd
Oyster Bay, NY