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Practice Makes Perfect - Kickstarter campaign is launched!

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Practice Makes Perfect: A Botanical Illustration Sketchbook from Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration not only represents skills and abilities, but also creativity, ideas and friendship. Illustration can take many forms; it has an ability to transform a page and can add magic to words to present what simple text might imply, but can not say.

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Art in the Gardens - The Story of a Pikes Peaker

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Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!

Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more! Below: The Story of a Pikes Peaker frieze stretches across the Laura Smith Porter Plains Garden on a September morning.

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Hummingbird magnet...Red Birds in a Tree celebrates a birthday!

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Red bird

Red birds in a tree Native plants usually summon up images of wispy, finely textured grasses or suchlike--hardly a glamorous novelty like red birds in a tree (Scrophularia macrantha). This gorgeous native perennial is prospering in gardens across America and beyond, but is restricted in nature to just a few montane sky islands in southern New Mexico.

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Veteran Reintegration Program at Chatfield

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The growing season is in full swing at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Participants of the Veteran Reintegration Program helped plant and harvest vegetables on the five acre Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm.  

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What in blazes?

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Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me.

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