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What is a Gardens' Ambassador?

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What is a Gardens' Ambassador?

Ambassador Jan here! When you think of DBG and spread the word about us, it is our utmost wish that “Welcome” is the first thing that comes to your mind. And this is where I come in. I guess you could say that I come in where YOU come in!

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Mount Goliath – Nature’s Weathered Beauty

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Mount Goliath – Nature’s Weathered Beauty

Mount Goliath, the northern shoulder of Mount Evans, located within the Arapaho National Forest, takes my breath away each time I visit. Denver Botanic Gardens has been offering guided hikes of the M. Walter Pesman Trail for many years. In addition, we maintain the highest constructed alpine rock garden at this location. As one wanders through the trail, one can witness numerous alpine wildflowers along with one of the most...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

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Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

The water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens, despite their slow start this spring on account of hail and cooler weather could not be more spectacular than it is right now. Artistically choreographed by Joe Tomocik, Curator of Aquatic Collections, our aquatic displays are one of the best in the country. Assisting Joe every year with installation and dismantling of the displays are volunteers from the Colorado Water Garden Society. In the...

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Our New Visitor Center Welcomes You!

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Our New Visitor Center Welcomes You!

The Gardens have never looked better. So much is in bloom thanks to all of the recent rain and the expertise of our horticulturists. Although it may look like things are not fully open at the Gardens when you drive by our entrance on York Street! Rest assured we are open with over 100 new parking spaces available on the lower level (enter on York Street) in our new parking garage. No...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Jurassic Gardens

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Featured Garden of the Week: Jurassic Gardens

Though not located in a single location, complementing our 2009 signature exhibition, Jurassic Gardens, plantings are distributed throughout the Gardens. This exhibition features life-sized dinosaurs that roamed our planet during a time span of 280 to 65 million years ago. During this time, before the explosion of angiosperms (flowering plants), the landscape was dominated by bryophytes (mosses), pteridophytes (ferns) and gymnosperms (conifers, ginkgo, cycads, etc.). Throughout the Gardens, on display...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Cactus & Succulent House

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Featured Garden of the Week: Cactus & Succulent House

Located at the west corner of the Rock Alpine Garden, the Cactus & Succulent House at one time served as an Alpine House. The challenges of maintaining appropriate environmental conditions for alpine plants led to the conversion of this indoor display house as an exhibit for our non-hardy cacti and succulents in 2004. Consisting of over 1,200 taxa, our cactus and succulent collection, which includes hardy, marginal and non-hardy species,...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Western Panoramas

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Featured Garden of the Week: Western Panoramas

As you enter the Gardens, creating a sense of place are the three landscapes bordering the three sides of the Amphitheatre. Exhibiting dominant tree species of Colorado’s three major life zones; the plains, foothills and subalpine are the Cottonwood, Ponderosa and Bristlecone Borders respectively, collectively known as Western Panoramas.  Planted along with the trees are the dominant forbs (herbaceous flowering plants) and grasses commonly found in these life zones. These...

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How do we care for collections during construction?

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How do we care for collections during construction?

According to Botanic Gardens Conservation International, botanic gardens are defined as “institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education.” Plant collections form the heart and soul of a botanic garden and how we care for them determines our integrity and credibility as a botanical institution. So, how are we caring for our collections during all our current construction projects? At Denver...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

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Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

My favorite garden this week is the Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden, which along with the El Pomar Waterway and the O’Fallon Perennial Walk constitutes the Romantic Gardens. This garden is currently at peak bloom and the newly painted stucco walls provide a bold background that helps the plants pop out in the beds. This garden was designed as a traditional pleasure garden providing a romantic setting for weddings and...

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