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Digging into the Gardens...join us!

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A new decade brings more exciting transformation--to the Gardens, to our Botanic Buzz e-newsletter (sign up here to receive your copy), and soon, to our Web site. How do you like our new blog design? We have so many authors from all parts of the Gardens (click on the "More Authors" link in the right column under "authors" to see all of our most recent bloggers) that we wanted to make it even easier for you to...

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Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

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Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

I’ve just finished hanging an extraordinary show—Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge.  I knew it was going to be a good show, but seeing it on the grand walls of the Gates Court Gallery, I realize it's exceptional.

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Rare Opportunity.

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Rare Opportunity.

Most often, we at Denver Botanic Gardens focus on plants, but there is something else spectacular here. Since the dedication of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory in 1966, we have also been known for our architecture. Recent additions to the DBG campus by Tryba Architects have gracefully considered the mid-century buildings of Hornbein & White. Learn more through The Gardens’ Landmarks in Context, a small interpretive exhibit in the El...

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Is it real or is it Memorex?

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Is it real or is it Memorex?

They are also staging their show on "Imperiled Plants of Colorado" at the Steamboat Art Museum (which we had here at DBG a few months ago and even helped produce their catalog). It will in Steamboat until September 30 (sounds like a road trip: the aspen are turning you know!). There you can not only see the original art of members of this society, but buy some of their exquisite...

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Digital Nature: An Evening of Multimedia Art

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Thursday, Sept. 17 from 7-10 p.m. Featuring art and music by:  Noisefold, Equulei, offthesky, Tess, Movax, Bryan Leister, Daniel McGlynn, Chrissy Espinoza, Acre Collective and David Fodel, Sarah Soriano and Leo Kacenjar. This is the second year that local and national artists and musicians will come to Denver Botanic Gardens to present their explorations of the intersection of the digital and natural worlds. This year, the artists will focus on themes from...

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The dinosaurs are arriving!

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The dinosaurs are arriving!

Installation of the life-size dinosaur sculptures started today at York Street. It is amazing to see how realistic they appear. Our talented horticulture and operations staff are doing everything possible to make it seem like our prehistoric guests actually are at home roaming the Gardens. Plant displays will showcase prehistoric plants and their modern relatives.   "Jurassic Gardens" opens on April 17.  

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World-Building with James Gurney

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World-Building with James Gurney

People love to use their imagination to create new worlds.  It doesn't matter if its a child creating a fairy garden or a grown-up gardener contemplating a new design for the spring: world-building is a favorite activity of almost everyone.  And the right blend of imagination and realistic techniques can make the world as compelling as our own.

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