'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

February 11, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
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...Read more
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

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

February 10, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
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...Read more
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

February 6, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
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...Read more
Seedlings Classes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Seedlings Classes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

January 10, 2011 | Lisa Davis
Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) and their caregiver the opportunity to discover plants and nature. Each week this class explores a new theme with interactive explorations, nature walks and stories. This is the perfect chance to introduce your young child...Read more
The Perfect Holiday Gift - A Class at the Gardens!

The Perfect Holiday Gift - A Class at the Gardens!

December 4, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
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...Read more
Winter Green: Horticulture Therapy with Denver Botanic Gardens

Winter Green: Horticulture Therapy with Denver Botanic Gardens

November 13, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
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. These experiences can move and transcend. And the obstacle to these amazing...Read more
Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

October 19, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
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...Read more
Full Moon Family Night

Full Moon Family Night

October 18, 2010 | Lisa Davis
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...Read more
Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

October 16, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
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...Read more

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