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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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Enjoy the first concert of 2012!

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Enjoy the first concert of 2012!

The B-52s + Squeeze Wednesday, July 4 Doors at 4:30 p.m., Concert at 6:30 p.m. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Tickets still available! Due to fire danger, there will be no fireworks after the show The first concert of the 2012 season is quickly approaching. Gardens’ member Rick Hum will again be providing us with some interesting background facts about each of the concert artists. Rick and his wife Karen first became members of the Gardens in 2002...

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Four Spring Gardens Last Week across Denver

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I didn't realize until now that I visited four public gardens last week.  Naturally, I saw something different at each, and more remarkably, I had my camera with me.  I hadn't planned to compare the four, but why not?  Four Gardens in different places between central Denver and the Chatfield area really illustrate how different spring appears in different places all across the front range.  The challenge is that spring...

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Give a gift of the Gardens for the holidays!

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Give a gift of the Gardens for the holidays!

Holiday season is just around the corner, and with it comes all the stress of shopping for the many special someones in your life. Are you mapping out your parking strategy for the Black Friday shopping madness? Or perhaps lining up your favorite catalogs next to your computer for Black Monday online craziness? Take sanctuary in the beauty of the Gardens, and share your love of its splendor with those you...

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End of Summer...Remembering the Summer Concert Series

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End of Summer...Remembering the Summer Concert Series

Today is the last day of summer, and that brings fond memories of the amazing 2011 Summer Concert Series at York Street and Chatfield. Did you make it to most of these concerts or just one? Please read these wonderful after-concert reviews from Denver Botanic Gardens member Rick Hum. And enjoy the photos taken by Kate Battan, another member of the Gardens. Thank you, Rick and Kate, for these memories of another...

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Seeking Pumpkin Festival Volunteer Cashiers

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Seeking Pumpkin Festival Volunteer Cashiers

We need your help for the 23rd Annual Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield! If you are planning on attending our Pumpking Festival, volunteering is a fun way to help the Gardens and enjoy the Pumpkin Festival. Volunteers receive free refreshments and lunch, plus a free pumpkin from our pumpkin patch! Currently, we are looking for lots of Volunteer Cashiers. Volunteer Cashiers will process cash, check, and credit card transactions in two different areas:...

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India.Arie/Idan Raichel and Botti at York Street, Hornsby/Bela Fleck at Chatfield - Tickets Still Available!

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India.Arie/Idan Raichel and Botti at York Street, Hornsby/Bela Fleck at Chatfield - Tickets Still Available!

Enjoy two concerts at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street this week, and start next week by enjoying a concert at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. All of these concerts will provide a night to remember! The following pre-concert reviews are courtesy of Gardens' member Rick Hum. India.Arie and Idan Raichel met in Israel in 2008 and have been collaborating on their Open Door album since. It is scheduled for release this month....

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Garden Camps for Kids

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Garden Camps for Kids

Garden Camps offer kids the perfect opportunity to dig into the world of plants, science and nature for a week.  This year’s camps offer opportunities to go behind the scenes and meet the professionals, design and plant a garden, travel back in time and experience life on a working farm, explore trees and forests from around the world and so much more.  Whether your child is a budding scientist, a...

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Horticulture Internships at the Gardens

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Horticulture Internships at the Gardens

Each summer college students from across the country descend on Denver Botanic Gardens to participate in our summer horticulture internship program. And even though there’s still snow on the ground, we’re already booking the fieldtrips and tours for the program. Designed to help students explore career opportunities in public horticulture, the program immerses students in most every aspect of public horticulture and provides the hands-on experience that employers value. In addition to...

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