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Art in the Gardens - More Permanent Collections!

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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: three ways of looking at Denver Botanic Gardens' Zen Doorway sculpture.

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Art in the Gardens - Permanent Collection Edition

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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! "So Proud of My Children" by artist Nicholas Kadzungura stands among the flowers in the Ornamental Grasses garden.

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Ikebana

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The word “Ikebana” is derived from two words: “ike” which means to live or make alive and “bana(=hana)” which means flowers or plants.   “Ikebana” literally means “to make (cut) flowers alive.”  While love toward floral beauty has long inspired people in the East and West to decorate their indoor surroundings with cut flowers, leaves and branches, it is a unique characteristic of “Ikebana” to arrange these in a way that expresses the life of the plant materials.  Ikebana reflects

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Seeing San Francisco - Photography Tour

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San Francisco coast line

Urban, wild, colorful and cultural, San Francisco and the Bay Area offer some of the most diverse natural and urban landscapes and sublime visual opportunities on the West Coast.  Join Denver Botanic Gardens Official Photographer Scott Dressel-Martin for a multi-day photography excursion to San Fra

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Pleine Air Painting in the Gardens

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Outdoor painting

New or seasoned to the art of painting, join us at the Gardens for some inspiration for your next painting! Painting outdoors is attributed to the Impressionists. It was the magic of photography that allowed them to see what affect time of day and sunlight had on their surroundings. Before the camera, artists would often have one painting with several different light sources going on.        

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Danish botanical art extravaganza

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<em>Iris sari </em>(Gottorfer Codex)

Knowing that Denver Botanic Gardens has a world-renowned Botanical Art & Illustration Program, when I noticed that the Danish State Art Museum (henceforward referred to as SMK) was situated across the street from the botanic garden in Copenhagen, of

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It’s the year of Catalyst

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It’s the year of Catalyst

So many things serve as catalysts at the Gardens. The most important, of course, is Mother Nature. Changing light and temperature provokes massive changes throughout, from the inklings of crocus to the ripening of vegetables. Scientists nestled behind our greenhouses combine plant cells with a growing medium and a controlled environment to propagate an unlimited number of new plants. Classes, from the New Gardener Boot Camp to Botanic Illustration, stimulate all...

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Contemporary Traditions: Botanical Art and Illustration

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Contemporary Traditions: Botanical Art and Illustration

From February 11 to April 1, the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration is featured in the Contemporary Traditions exhibition at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE), Parker’s premier cultural facility. With gorgeous botanical drawings and paintings in a variety of media, juried by noted British botanical artist Ann Swan, this is an exhibit not to be missed.

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