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Research & Conservation

We strive to connect people with plants by promoting conservation and understanding of global and local biodiversity through research, collection, outreach and documentation of living and preserved flora.

  • Our Research Projects
    Learn more about our efforts to protect and conserve many of Colorado’s rarest plant species.

  • Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium
    See how we document and preserve our knowledge of the plant diversity that occurs both inside and out of the Gardens’ gates.

  • Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi
    Learn about one of the largest and best curated collections of fungi in our region.

  • Phenology
    Phenology examines phenomena like blooming in the spring and leaf color changes in the fall.

  • Meet Our Scientists
    Meet the Gardens’ scientists.

  • Our Collaborators
    Discover those organizations and individuals who have supported our work.