April 23, 2008 | Matt Cole, Director of Education

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Wow!  That was a fantastic Earth Day.  About 6,000 people passed through the Gardens, seeing, learning and enjoying. It's a chance for the Gardens to show its special strengths, like the Water-Smart Garden (above).  The Mayor visited to launch the Denver Daisy (Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy') and many people took notice, including the Denver Post.  300,000 seed packets could mean that the city is covered in them by the end of summer. I also can't wait to see the different ways people use them in their landscape.  What will they be combined with?

Speaking of combinations and juxtapositions, part of the Garden's Urban Nature exhibit is to discover what is happening in neighborhoods and parks, business centers and back alleys.  The Urban Nature photoblog is now up and running.  Did you see something on Earth Day that captured the occasion? Is there a small green sample of really determined nature in your urban habitat? Share what you see, from the beauty of spring to the provocation of art. Its simple, and you could win tickets to the Chatfield World Music Festival. 

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