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The Best Time to Be a Member

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The Best Time to Be a Member

Winter is almost over, however there are still lots of options for enjoying the Gardens. Be sure to see some of the thousands of spring bulbs that are starting to bloom throughout the Gardens! The Mordecai Children’s Garden just opened for the season. If you have kids, the Children’s Garden is an obvious choice to visit because of the swaying bridge, the mini-theater, and the view of the Gardens and the Rocky Mountains...

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Bulbs are blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens!

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Bulbs are blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens!

What I enjoy most about early blooming bulbs is the element of surprise. I am not sure why, but each year these early performers seem to bloom intensely and catch me off guard. The flower size seems so large for the small leaves of the plant, and the fact that they naturalize and produce colorful carpets in March is an added bonus. A true delight in any garden is the dwarf...

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Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

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Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

When you decide to become a member of Denver Botanic Gardens, you might be thinking about the many visits you will enjoy with friends and family: enjoying the Orchid Showcase and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory on a cold blustery day in the winter, the warm evening strolls in the summer, getting delightfully lost in the autumn Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, the year-round discounts at The Shop at...

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Global Gardens - Family Fun Night

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Global Gardens - Family Fun Night

Families are invited to join us on Saturday, May 5 to explore Japanese, Native American and Mexican cultures in Mordecai Children’s Garden from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to plant a garden to take home with them, discover the Japanese art of Gyotaku, and enjoy a snack from chipotle. Special guests Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty will join us...

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Share Spring with a Friend!

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Share Spring with a Friend!

While April has its share of showers The Gardens has its share of flowers. To keep on with this sharing trend, Please share our beauty with a friend!  After enjoying leaf, bud, and tree And your pal is impressed (as we know they will be), Say: “As lovely as these paths are in the spring, You should see what a whole year of membership brings!"  And then hope that they join, for if they do, They’ll get $10 off,...

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Home Harvest Garden

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Home Harvest Garden

Growing vegetables can be one of the most gratifying gardening experiences.  It is amazing to watch seeds, bulbs, and small plants grow to become a productive food harvest. For children, this can be the first exposure to horticulture and a very educational experience in nutrition, health and science. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to design a vegetable garden space for the Mordecai Children's Garden.  I have a degree in Landscape Architecture...

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Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

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Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

It is amazing to look back over the past year and see the amazing transformation that Mordecai Children's Garden Green Roof has gone through. Fall 2010: The garden began to establish, welcoming families to experience the alpine ecosystem.   Summer 2011:  The garden came to life with beautiful color.  In just over a year, 656 taxa, from 83 families have been planted.  This includes the the 10,000 bulbs added in 2010 and the...

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Part One: A Green Roof in the City

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Part One: A Green Roof in the City

As construction began on the Mordecai Children's Garden in winter of 2010, it was hard to imagine the future of the space. Few had the opportunity to see the construction and engineering that created the garden that we see today. The parking structure became a foundation for what would become a one-acre green roof.  Layers were constructed to protect the space from weathering; the concrete paths began to take shape and the...

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