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Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

The health and diversity of native plant populations impact our food, water and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the fundamental basis for all life on earth; this includes forming soil and cycling nutrients. Plants are the critical base of food chains in most ecosystems and native plants most efficiently support other native plant and animal species.

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Veteran Reintegration Program Farm Tour

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to visit Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! Chatfield offers many great programs, including a new Veteran Reintegration Program. Are you a post 9/11 military service member? Do you know a veteran who has recently returned to civilian life?

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Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

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Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn.  From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all!  I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have not admitted that fall is really here. Autumn requires more sweaters than I have on now...

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2013 Summer Concert Series Summary

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Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our working farm. Summer is over, and so is the 2013 Summer Concert Series at York Street and Chatfield. Did you make it to most of the concerts or just one?

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Volunteer for Pumpkin Festival!

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Volunteers at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's Annual Pumpkin Festival

Maybe it’s the crisp prairie air at the turn of the season, the countless families celebrating an annual tradition, or the occasional child exploring the pumpkin patch in dressed in a wizard costume, but the Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield always feels magical. Watching families happily stroll down the paths with wagons full of pumpkins is a rewarding experience.

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Herbal Bounty

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Barrel of herbs

One of the true pleasures of summer is the bounty of fresh produce from farmers markets, CSA’s and best yet, your garden. Herbs fall into my favorite category for growing and harvesting as they are some of the easiest plants to grow in Colorado.

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