Home, Sweet Tree House
At some point in all lives, we've all wanted to live in a tree house, but perhaps no one more so than tree house expert Pete Nelson, who will kick off this year's Bonfils-Stanton lecture series at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
"He's extremely passionate about building tree houses," says DBG education sales coordinator Sarah Spearman. "From what I understand, this is something that's been his bliss since he was a young person, and he followed his bliss and decided to create a career out of building tree houses." Nelson will discuss his work traveling the country, building custom-designed tree houses, she adds. "He has a nice way of...talking about the transformative power of being in a tree house and how it can rejuvenate you and lift your spirits."
Other speakers in the tree-focused series -- the official title is "Beyond Bark: Playing, Learning, Growing in Denver's Canopy" -- include a bonsai expert, a person with a passion for foraging for food in trees, an ikebana specialist and someone who takes very close-up pictures of tree bark.
Nelson's Tree House Talk starts at 7 p.m. and costs $15 for Denver Botanic Gardens members and $20 for non-members. The Gardens are at 1007 York Street; call 720-865-3580 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Thu., May 24, 7 p.m., 2012
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