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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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Rattlesnakes at Chatfield

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We received a large amount of publicity over the past weekend about a rattlesnake biting a young man on the heel last Friday.  I wanted to assure our visitors that this is a very rare event at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.  We have been open to the public for more than 20 years, and this is the first time a visitor has been bitten.  Fortunately, the young man is...

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Community Supporting Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

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Community Supporting Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens and Kaiser Permanente have created a first-of-its-kind community supporting agriculture (CSA) program. The community farm will provide fresh local produce to Colorado families. Made possible through a three-year, $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, the CSA will operate as a community farm at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield—located at C-470 and Wadsworth Blvd. in Littleton. Shares of the CSA are sold to members of the public who then receive...

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 8

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Yes, by all means, come to the Plant Sale today and tomorrow, for a huge and amazing selection of irresistable goodies to pop into your garden. But if you want a treat of a completely different stripe, head out to Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. The stream is flowing, and overflowing, and the wetlands and ponds are filled with birds: geese and ducks, herons, and many others whose names I don't...

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Bird Walk

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Bird Walk

Notable Basin landmarks include Chatfield State Park, Roxborough State Park, Audubon Center at Chatfield, South Platte Park, and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, the location for this morning’s spring bird walk. April marks an exciting time of year for most birders (short for “birdwatcher”).  Migrants are beginning to return to their Colorado breeding grounds for the summer months, males are singing to establish territories, nest construction is under way, and...

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