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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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The Best Time to Be a Member

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The Best Time to Be a Member

Winter is almost over, however there are still lots of options for enjoying the Gardens. Be sure to see some of the thousands of spring bulbs that are starting to bloom throughout the Gardens! The Mordecai Children’s Garden just opened for the season. If you have kids, the Children’s Garden is an obvious choice to visit because of the swaying bridge, the mini-theater, and the view of the Gardens and the Rocky Mountains...

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Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

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Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

When you decide to become a member of Denver Botanic Gardens, you might be thinking about the many visits you will enjoy with friends and family: enjoying the Orchid Showcase and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory on a cold blustery day in the winter, the warm evening strolls in the summer, getting delightfully lost in the autumn Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, the year-round discounts at The Shop at...

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Fall reflections on the Summer Concert Series

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Fall reflections on the Summer Concert Series

Time to celebrate the first week of fall--asters are in bloom, the Texas Muhly (Muhlenbergia reverchonii) and the ornamental grasses  simply glow in the late afternoon light. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! The waterlilies still look amazing and 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 2012 Summer Concert Series at York...

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Concert Aug. 30 - Bruce Hornsby; Concert Sept. 1 - Buddy Guy

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Concert Aug. 30 - Bruce Hornsby; Concert Sept. 1 - Buddy Guy

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with special guest Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Thursday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., York Street Tickets Still Available Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph & The Family Band Saturday, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., Chatfield Tickets Still Available Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – Bruce Randall Hornsby was born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia. His father was a former musician. He studied music at the University of Richmond, as well as Berklee...

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A-maize-ing!

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The Corn Maze at the Denver Botanic Garden’s Chatfield site will soon be open for all to enjoy. In honor of are Corn Maze, I thought it would be fun to write a brief history of corn. Maize (Zea mays), known in most English-speaking countries as corn, is a grain domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. To understand the beginning of corn, we must go back to approximately...

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