Relax with this botanical garden livestreaming plants!
Posted on 30/03/2020

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The Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle is now livestreaming their botanical garden, in order to help people deal with the anxiety of social distancing and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Enjoy some botanical livestreamings!

Enjoy some botanical livestreamings!
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Known as "a true jewel in the crown of Seattle Parks", the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, a 48.3 acres wide park famous for its vast dahlia garden and rare Koi ponds, is now sharing soothing videos of the picturesque flora in the greenhouses on their Instagram page.

The Victorian glasshouse happens to be modeled after London's Crystal Palace, and has been on Capitol Hill since 1912. Surrounded by gorgeous, expansive lawns, the real treasures of the conservatory are found inside, in five separate temperate houses, each displaying various tropical and subtropical plants.

Explaining the logic behind the livestreams, they said "We feel that it's really important for people to connect to the Conservatory even though they can't visit for now. The Conservatory has always been a place for members of our community to connect with nature and each other. We hope that the live streams still helps give people a sense of calm and well-being during these uncertain times. Our streaming depends on the gardeners maintenance, but happens in the afternoons around 2 p.m. 7 days a week."

According to a 2019 study from the Journal of Positive Psychology, to spend just 5 minutes in nature can increase positive emotions significantly. In these difficult times, it might be as close as you can get to nature, so go ahead and enjoy the stunning livestreams from your own living room!