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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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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

We start our day with a walk from our hotel to the Museo del Dulche (Candy Museum). This museum was created to preserve the candy making history of the local people. We are greeted by staff dressed in vintage costumes dating back to the 1900s and are given a demonstration of the candy making process, with some sampling. We have an opportunity to purchase candies from the museum store. After...

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The Perfect Holiday Gift - A Class at the Gardens!

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The Perfect Holiday Gift - A Class at the Gardens!

Want to be known as the “thoughtful and clever gift-giver” this holiday season?  Like the idea of giving your loved one a gift that curls their toes and makes them appreciate you just a smidgen more?  Let the Gardens help facilitate the crowning of this new holiday title for you. Here’s the answer... sign up a loved one (or two) for a class at the Gardens for next year. The Gardens...

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