Photo: Dozens of people picnic on blankets in a large park surrounded by hi-rise buildings.

Photograph by Anthony Smith, MyShot

Most of the time when people think about nature they think of places untouched by humans. “Nature” is often considered something that exists far away from cities. In reality, the division between nature and city is blurry. There is nature all around the city, even inside our homes.

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Photograph of a conservatory at a botanical garden.

Visit a Botanical Garden

See how many different species of plants you can find. Do you notice any insects or animals pollinating the flowers? To find a garden or arboretum near your home, search the American Horticultural Society's garden directory.