Many cities across the world are blessed with public conservatories. For those of us in the northern United States, these places are a gift during dull grey winters. They remind us of the vitality of nature and beauty of plants and flowers.
Nature is a powerful remedy for in our busy modern technological age. Renowned neurologist, Doctor Oliver Sacks, expounds on the healing power of gardens:
All of us have had the experience of wandering through a lush garden or a timeless desert, walking by a river or an ocean, or climbing a mountain and finding ourselves simultaneously calmed and reinvigorated, engaged in mind, refreshed in body and spirit.
From public gardens to private plots, we can harness the power of nature to enhance our lives. A conservatory room doesn’t have to be a full fledged greenhouse to accommodate plants or create a lovely view to the outdoors. A lucky few, can create their own havens, connected to nature in their own homes.