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Interactive Stress-Free Zone in the Japanese Garden

Interactive Stress-Free Zone in the Japanese Garden

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  • Mon 15 Oct ’18, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue 16 Oct ’18, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed 17 Oct ’18, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu 18 Oct ’18, 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 19 Oct ’18, 8:00am – 6:00pm


Japanese Garden, 6 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson Valley


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Papaya Stories

Papaya Stories is setting up an interactive stress-free zone in the Japanese Garden (Henderson) during the Placemaking Week in Auckland 15 - 19 October.

The interactive stress-free zone will be available throughout the day from 8am to 6pm.

The magical garden and our smartphone-free, stress-free space will be operating daily from 8am till 6pm. It is accessible to all people and can be enjoyed by everyone - people who work, live and happen to be in Henderson. Everyone is welcome!

We would like to create or enhance the space that is perfect for silence, solitude, recharging energy and rebalance Mind, Body and Soul.

The idea of connecting to space through a lens of human senses (vision, hearing, smell, touch, intuition) provides the main conceptual foundation for the activation.

We will provide the sitemap at the entrance so you can explore the garden through the senses. Plus, we invite you to take part in our small group intimate workshops.

Activities that are accessible during the whole week:
DIY spot - learn how to make your own crane origami
Site Map - Explore the Garden with senses

Daily Activations/Workshops:
Monday 15 Oct: 12.30pm-1.30pm - Be Still Performing Act
Wednesday 17 Oct: 12PM - 1PM - Calligraphy Workshop
Thursday 18 Oct: 12PM - 1PM - Sound & Movement Workshop
Friday 19 Oct: 7.30AM - 8AM; 8AM - 8:30AM - Silent Disco Meditation

Take a closer step to a stress-free life, come along to The Japanese Garden.

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