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January 20, 2021
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Chase Away Winter Blues

By Alexandra Glorioso
Winter at BBG.
Photo by Medi Blum.

Chase Away the Winter Blues Guided Tour at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. At 1 p.m. on weekends.

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.

Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Under Way in the Sensuous Winter Garden: Focus on Color, Texture, Shape, and Sound

The January tour is all about enjoying the sights and sounds of the winter garden while feeling virtuous about getting the new year off to a good start! Learn how and why healthy lifestyle habits like walking outdoors can propel your new year’s resolutions to conquer vices like overeating, smoking, laziness, and procrastination.

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.

Free with Garden admission; no reservation required. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

Private group tours are available for a fee and run from Tuesday to Saturday; call 718-623-7220 or visit the group tours page for information.

1 p.m., Meet at Visitor Center

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue

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