DBG adds a 12th official collection

DBG adds a 12th official collection

November 24, 2009 | Anna Sher
Did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens is a museum accredited by the American Association of Museums? We are proud to announce the addition of an ethnobotanical herbarium to the list of official museum collections at DBG. The other collections are: The Library (Botanical, including rare books)...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 21st

Don't Miss It! Week of November 21st

November 20, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
comes from the Greek: “encephalartos” literally means “bread in the head,” and lets you know that a starchy, bready food can be gathered from inside the round trunk. And of course “horridus” refers to its ferocious looking fronds. A Southern African native, this indoor plant loves dry heat and...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

November 13, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Even as the season changes, there are still plenty of plants worth seeking out in the Gardens. Here are a few examples: • …And More Berries: You have to go see this one: Euonymus europaeus (from the Greek “good” + “name” + “european”—not that helpful in this case!) has the wildest color scheme I’ve...Learn more
Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

November 13, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Ever wonder how to dye your clothing in a natural way? Kids love getting stains on their clothes anyway, right? Next Tuesday in our Seedlings weekly classes for kids 3-5, we will be making tie-dyed socks with berries. We will define what fruits are actually considered berries and which ones aren’t...Learn more
How to be a Garden Insider

How to be a Garden Insider

November 13, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! It feels so good to be back with you after a hiatus in October to clean up my own gardens and to get snowed in, LOL. I was at the Gardens last Saturday on an immaculate, crisp blue Colorado day. We had a lot of visitors on that day – so nice to see you! What I notice most about...Learn more
Autumn blooms

Autumn blooms

November 13, 2009 | Mike Kintgen
Autumn is never my favorite season but it is perhaps the season that I find myself savoring moments and days the most. Soon a bitter north wind will be blowing and the 2009 gardening season will be but a memory and photos. In the mean time there is much to admire on these balmy late autumn days...Learn more
The Nature of Music in Denver!

The Nature of Music in Denver!

November 12, 2009 | Past Art Exhibits
Denver Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce that Swallow Hill Music Association is its new concert promotions partner for the booking and production of all Denver Botanic Gardens concerts, commencing in the 2010 season. This new partnership reflects recent changes in the Gardens’ strategy and...Learn more
Now is the dawning of the age of the Meadow

Now is the dawning of the age of the Meadow

November 8, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Great Plains where we live (and which we have transmogrified incidentally) are meadows. Our stunning alpine tundra is a meadow, essentially. There are lush meadows throughout our Colorado mountain parklands. Dotted here and there amid the predominant forests of foothills, montane and subalpine...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 7th

Don't Miss It! Week of November 7th

November 7, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
This time of year, a little inside and a little outside is where I want to be; it all depends on the weather. Luckily, either way I have something to see and something to learn. • Is This Tree Dead? No, actually, it is a Larix sibirica or Siberian Larch, which is a deciduous pine tree—that is, it...Learn more
Creating your own Worm Compost Bin: Seedlings Classes

Creating your own Worm Compost Bin: Seedlings Classes

November 6, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
I am so excited and yes a little nervous about next Tuesday for our Seedlings class. I am bringing in a bunch of live worms for kids to look at and take home with them! We will be reading the adorable "Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin. In this hysterical diary, kids get to see a portrait of a...Learn more

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