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2016 Wedding Dates Filling Fast!

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There’s nowhere quite like Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate the beginning of your marriage! Whether you’re seeking a location for your wedding photos, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, or all of these occasions, the Gardens offers spectacular venues (outdoor or indoor) to make your wedding day unforgettable. So why book here? Let's count the ways:

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2015 York Street Annuals Trial Garden Evaluation Day

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On August 4, 2015, Denver Botanic Gardens conducted its third annual trial evaluation day for the York Street Annuals Trial Garden. Located right outside our main entrance gate, visitors can get a look at various plant entries that participated in the trials.

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Fermentation

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sourdough bread

Probiotics? Kombucha? Gut microbes? Whether at the gym, the office or daycare pick-up, these words are heard more and more in casual conversation, especially amongst the health-conscious. In addition to a certain “trending” factor, these words also have another factor in common: fermentation.

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It's never too early to discover the wonders of nature

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Calling all bug catching, dirt digging, flower watering, puddle jumping and bee buzzing toddlers! There are still spaces available in our Summer Seedlings classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside their caregivers and peers in the safe and nurturing environment of the Mordecai Children’s Garden.

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Growing and Using Plants for Dyeing

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Denver Botanic Gardens' dye garden at our Chatfield location

Dyeing with plants is an ancient craft. While the origin of dyeing is not known, archaeological finds indicate dyes to color textiles from natural sources date back at least 6000 years. The discovery of cheap convenient synthetic dyes in 1856 replaced the use of natural dyes for commercial use.

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Museum Highlight: Key to Mosses

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Before the internet and digital tools became intrinsic of everyday botany, scientists used tools like this punched-card key to identify Colorado mosses.

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Start a Front Yard Farmers' Market

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Whenever I plant summer squash in my vegetable garden, I can’t help but think of that old gardener’s saying: “If you don’t have any zucchini, you don’t have any gardening friends – or sneaky neighbors.” Then I let out a fiendish laugh.

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Finding Humor in the Helen Fowler Library

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The Helen Fowler Library and Archives is the largest horticultural library in the Rocky Mountain region. Here you can find over 20,000 titles related to plants, including (but not limited to!) agriculture, botanical art, ecology, sustainability and landscaping. The library also has an excellent collection of world floras, from Iran to Patagonia, and a wonderful section on alpine gardening.

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