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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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Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

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Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

As summer ends and fall arrives, the gardener’s focus changes from growing all those nutritious veggies to “What is that spider?! And how do I keep it out of my home?!”  Most spiders live one to two years and many of them overwinter as eggs. They later develop into adult spiders and are usually full grown by summertime.  With the cooler weather, adult spiders (especially males) search for shelter in the fall and sometimes migrate into your home.

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Full Moon Family Night

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Full Moon Family Night

Families are invited to join us this Friday, Oct. 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for Full Moon Family Night, a special evening of starlight and story time in the Mordecai Children’s Garden.  This is a unique opportunity to climb Marmot Mountain by moonlight and to gaze out upon Denver’s nighttime skyline from one of the highest points in the city.  Stories will fill the night air at Sagebrush Stage where you...

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Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

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Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

This week Denver Botanic Gardens hosted around 110 botanic gardens professionals from around the country as well as from England and Canada. Hosting the American Public Gardens Association’s (APGA) Plant Collections Symposium, all the attendees took away best management practices in collections care and priorities, ex situ conservation and seed banking, plant labeling and databasing, and role of botanic gardens in climate change. The Gardens’ Horticulture and Research staff provided...

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Denver's First Chicken Coop Tour

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Denver's First Chicken Coop Tour

what backyard farming is all about. These friends of fowl will be available to explain how raising chickens not only provides fresh eggs, but also keeps gardens strong. Additionally, these experts will share their "egg-speriences" with chicken care, and answer questions on compliance with city ordinances, coop design and more. From the hustling buzz of the city to the quiet hum of a country tractor, the Chicken Coop Tour of Denver...

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Children's Garden drop-in programs schedule

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Children's Garden drop-in programs schedule

Enhance your visit to the Mordecai Children’s Garden with one of our free drop-in programs. Offered every weekday, these programs will help your child connect to the wonders of the natural world. Programs are free with admission and do not require any advance registration. Exploration Station Drop by the Exploration Station every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning to take a closer look at the wonders of nature. Dissect a plant in the...

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