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Gardening Help

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Gardening Help

Interested in planning a garden?  Restoring a garden?  Diagnosing a sick plant or identifying a mystery specimen?

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Celebrating the Earth Family Fun Night

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Celebrating the Earth Family Fun Night

Families are invited to join us on Earth Day, Friday April 22, to celebrate the many miracles of Mother Earth.  From 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mordecai Children’s Garden, we’ll have many ways for you to explore, discover and celebrate nature.  You’ll learn how to make a difference with special activities such as seed planting, bird feeders and waste sorting.  Digger the Marmot will join us with interactive stories the whole...

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The New Undaunted Garden: Lauren Springer Ogden

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The New Undaunted Garden: Lauren Springer Ogden

Join the Gardens this Thursday (April 14) at 7 p.m. for a very special evening with acclaimed garden designer and author Lauren Springer Ogden as we celebrate the publication of an all-new edition of her best-selling book, The Undaunted Garden. In this original lecture, Lauren will talk about the various planting styles she has experimented with in her three Colorado gardens; highlight some of the plant stars; and weave a...

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 5: Uruapan

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 5: Uruapan

Lunch has been arranged at the farm and the food prepared by local Purepechas women. We are treated to fresh guacamole, hot blue corn tortillas made right in front of us, beans, and a squash dessert in addition to other treats.

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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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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

The island of Janitzio consists of terraced housing packed along the hillside and has a population of about 3,000 people. At the top of the hill is the statue of José Maria Morelos, a leader of Mexican independence. Within the statue are paintings by Ramon Alba de la Canal and other great Mexican muralists that recreate the life of Morelos.

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

On this third day, we leave early to the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, which is about an hour’s drive from town. A major portion of the road to the sanctuary is unpaved and hence we are transported to the site on a pick-up truck. A major portion of the hike through the forest has paved steps, followed by well maintained dirt trails. Compared to Sierra Chincua, the forest in...

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