May 7, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman

Yes, by all means, come to the Plant Sale today and tomorrow, for a huge and amazing selection of irresistable goodies to pop into your garden. But if you want a treat of a completely different stripe, head out to Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

The stream is flowing, and overflowing, and the wetlands and ponds are filled with birds: geese and ducks, herons, and many others whose names I don't know. Everything at Chatfield is green, green, green, and the native flower gardens are full of color. The huge cottonwoods are just showing a haze of leaves, and the air feels fresh and cool. Rabbits scamper, and you might even catch a glimpse of a deer or two. Check out the chickens and other farm animals, and of course be sure to stand in delight in front of the two Henry Moore sculptures located there. Spring is a glorious time to visit this Gardens satellite location, just off Wadsworth and C-470.

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