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Tropical Trails Tour

Photo by John Fowler on Unsplash.
Photo by John Fowler on Unsplash.

In this day and age we spend an excessive amount of time indoors and on our devices. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, seventy-four percent of Americans use a computer at work. Though this is certainly a step in the right direction for productivity, the same is not true for our mental health. Taking breaks away from devices solves this problem at work, but what about when you're at home? The answer can be found in your own backyard! Research shows that the sensory impact of time in nature has general and specific positive impacts on health.

The Tour Begins

Though Denver features many green spaces, like Confluence Park, it can still be hard to get outside and enjoy nature. This is especially true during the pandemic. Fortunately, The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory of the Denver Botanic Gardens has you covered. Join fellow naturists on an online tour through the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, taking a closer look at some of their most popular tropical plants. The Tropical Trails Tour is scheduled for April 17th and will only cost you $8. The program will last 45 minutes, including a recorded tour with time for live questions and answers throughout.

The tropical conservatory was designed by Denver architects Victor Hornbein and Ed White Jr. The conservatory officially opened in 1966. The building is truly something to behold. Its structure consists of high, interlaced concrete arches inset with faceted Plexiglas panels. In 1973, it was awarded Denver Landmark status. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory incorporates more than 11,000 sq. ft. of plants from tropical and subtropical regions. The only thing not alive is the two-story banyan tree that offers a multi-layered view of the tropical forest.

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