'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...
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 2: Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary
'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...
Seedlings Classes for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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...
Winter Green: Horticulture Therapy with Denver Botanic Gardens
Most of us are able to take full advantage of all our senses within nature – to enjoy the sight of colorful foliage and flora, to smell the scent of a delicate bloom, or to touch the velvety cloth of a lamb’s wool leaf.
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.
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...
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...
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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