Leisure And Travel With Plants, Nature and the Environment

There isn’t anything like a walk in a park or growing your own fresh tomatoes.  Retirment for many is a time to connect with nature.  Growing a garden is one of the most popular leisure activites as we age.  Whether it’s vegetables or flowers, it’s both pleasurable and rewarding.   As people travel around the country and world, visiting gardens and nature are popular destinations as we learn with the stories shared here:

Santa Fe Gardens and Food
Try to make time to see El Zaguán. Located at 545 Canyon Road, you can visit this late 1800s Spanish Pueblo house and its gardens based on those planted by the original owners. The Historic Santa Fe Foundation has its headquarters here. Check with them about other wonderful historic properties to visit (http://www.historicsantafe.org).

Denver Gardens and Food
The Denver Botanic Gardens is beautiful and friendly and one of the most well-known gardens in the U.S. (http://www.botanicgardens.org/). These gardens have four locations including the York Street conservatory and gardens, the Mordecai Children’s Garden, the Chatfield grassland gardens in the southern metro area, and an alpine hiking garden at Mount Goliath.

The Three Hundred Dollar Tomato
I had this wonderful plan, create a beautiful garden to go with my newly planted expanse of green lawn. I hadn’t grown a vegetable garden in a few years and after seeing my best friend’s tomato plants produce the most wonderfully tasting homegrown tomatoes, I was inspired to try again.

Visiting Gardens on the North Coast of California
One of the highlights of the trip, however, was the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg. Established in 1961 by a retired nurseryman, this 47-acre botanic garden is a delight of acid-loving plants and specializes in gorgeous rhododendrons, camellias, heaths and heathers…

Early Retirement Benefits: Senior National Park Pass
There is a huge perk to being age 62 that many people are not aware of and that is the senior national park pass.

Do you have a favorite garden or place you like to visit to connect to nature?  We’d love to hear about it.

 

About Cathy Severson

Cathy Severson helps baby boomers find more meaning and purpose in their lives and work. Get your copy of her complimentary e-book Guide to Retirement Activities a comprehensive look at work, volunteering and leisure based on an individuals’ personalities. Call for a complimentary 20-minute consultation to answer your most pressing concern. 928.775.4949 or email Cathy at retirementlifematters@gmail.com

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