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So much is happening at our Mordecai Children's Garden!

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So much is happening at our Mordecai Children's Garden!

Last week was such an exciting week in the Children’s Garden!  It was so nice to see so many friends come to visit the new garden.  I have been watching the final phases of the Children's Garden construction very closely.  Pipsqueak Pond is starting to take shape.  I can’t wait to explore this new environment!  I took a sneak peak of Sagebrush Stage this weekend and was delighted to see that the mini-amphitheater will...

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Digger welcomes you to the new Mordecai Children's Garden

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Digger welcomes you to the new Mordecai Children's Garden

Along with these everyday adventures you find in the Children’s Garden, daily drop-in programs are available for you to investigate natural processes even further. Last week, visitors had the opportunity to learn why different birds have different beaks, how a tree grows, and what the insides of a plant look like. More fun is scheduled to open late in September when Pipsqueak Pond and Sagebrush Stage will be open for exploration! Location: York...

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Herbcrafts at the Gardens

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Herbcrafts at the Gardens

Did you love your grandma while you were growing up?  Of course you did!  She was wise and loving and wanted nothing more for you than for you to be happy, healthy and to grow up to be a good person.

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2010 Sustainable Food Film Series at the Gardens

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2010 Sustainable Food Film Series at the Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens is thinking of you…thinking of your budget…thinking of what’s on your plate (literally)…thinking of what you might like to have on your plate (this time, both literally and figuratively)…and thinking that we might just have a nice way to enhance all of these things for you.

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Eugenia Bone speaks about the Kitchen Ecosystem Thursday, July 29

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Eugenia Bone speaks about the Kitchen Ecosystem Thursday, July 29

This year, the Bonfils-Stanton Series has enjoyed a great deal of success by drawing a large audience.  And its terrific to see some of that success go to a Colorado author whose work appears in the Denver Post and the New York Times.  This Thursday, July 29, Eugenia Bone speaks on The Kitchen Ecosystem at Denver Botanic Gardens at 7:00 p.m.   

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Flavors to Savor in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

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Flavors to Savor in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

When it is as hot outside (and inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory), as it has been, I tend to find myself eating more ice cream. Last night as I was enjoying a mixed bowl of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, it made me think about two of my favorite plants in the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory:  Theobroma cacao, or chocolate, and Vanilla planifolia or, you guessed it, vanilla. V. planifolia is...

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Bryant Terry - "Redefining Soul Food"

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Bryant Terry - "Redefining Soul Food"

how a love of food and the role it has played in his culture inspired this eco-chef to reposition soul food as healthy fare and good for one’s own soul.  Part of Terry’s impetus to reposition soul food to a healthier cuisine is his concern with food justice.  With the plethora of current media attention to the need for our society to develop a healthier, more sustainable food system, it is...

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Schools Out! Is your child coming to Garden Camp?

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Schools Out! Is your child coming to Garden Camp?

Throughout the last week or so, shouts of joy have come from thousands of children across the city as they celebrate the end of school.  Now that summer is starting to sink in, some parents may begin to wonder “what am I going to do with them all summer!” Denver Botanic Gardens has your answer – our week long Garden Camps offer a fun and educational way for...

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