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 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.