History of the Botanical Garden
The glasshouse is modeled after the Crystal Palace in London. It has been the anchor of Volunteer Park on Capitol hill since 1912. The true gem is inside, even though the exterior is surrounded by stunning and expansive lawns as well.
Inside the glasshouse is the greenhouse, which is made up of 5 temperate houses. Each one showcases different subtropical and tropical plant life. Even if you can’t make it out to see its beauty in-person, you can still enjoy the botanical garden from the comfort of your home. The conservatory is live-streaming its views for those who are interested in relaxing by taking in the beauty.
Spreading Calmness and Well-Being
The conservatory is using Instagram to share its gorgeous flowers and plant life with the world through their live stream features. They mentioned that their botanical garden is a place for people in the community to connect with each other, as well as with nature. The goal is to give people a sense of calmness and well-being, even during uncertain times.
The streaming depends on the gardener’s maintenance. However, it typically takes place around 2 PM, 7 days a week. This gives viewers a chance to enjoy the plants on a regular basis even if they are indoors.
This live stream is said to be good for your health. Based on a study that was published in the Journal of Positive Psychology in 2019, spending 5 minutes in nature can greatly increase positive emotions.
Even though the live stream isn’t as good as seeing the botanical garden up close and in-person, it is still so much better than nothing!