Carex utriculata with mature perigynia

Sedges have edges . . .

October 30, 2017 | Christina Alba
. . . and extreme ecological importance in high-elevation wetlands. It’s likely that at some point, you have been out for a stroll and admired a pretty grass fanning gently in the wind…or maybe it was a sedge? Or a rush? It’s also likely that to solve this puzzle you looked musingly to the sky and...Learn more
Riparian ecosystem restoration project at Chatfield Farms

Chatfield Farms Riparian Restoration Data Now Global

October 25, 2017 | Rick Levy
In 2016 Denver Botanic Gardens launched a project to restore the riparian ecosystem along the section of Deer Creek that flows through Chatfield Farms. Led by Dr. Rebecca Hufft, three in-stream diversions were installed to improve flow and the bank structure of the creek. Over the 20th century,...Learn more
Graduate Research Assistant Katherine Fu

Training the Next Generation

September 25, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
2017 Interns and Seasonals in the Research & Conservation Department - Every spring, Research & Conservation gears up for our field season, May to September, by bringing interns and seasonals on-board. They receive training in applied conservation, helping us complete our field work while...Learn more

The Horticulture Interns Have Arrived

June 6, 2017 | Kevin Williams
Every year Denver Botanic Garden's Horticulture Department welcomes a handful of exceptional horticulture students from across the country to study with us in a project-based, 10-week internship. Each intern brings a wealth of passion and experience to our team and we’re very excited to introduce...Learn more
Sclerocactus glaucus

Learn about Endangered Plants of Colorado

May 11, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On May 18, Plant Conservation Day , and May 19, Endangered Species Day , Research & Conservation staff will be in the Science Pyramid to talk about Colorado’s federally protected plant species. Not only can animals be listed as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act,...Learn more

Tree Diversity and YOU!

February 28, 2017 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone says they love trees. Practically every one of the millions of trees in the Front Range was planted by someone. Dutch Elm disease removed most American elms fifty years ago, and Thousand Cankers is busy wiping out the Black Walnuts right now. And Emerald Ash Borer is not likely to be...Learn more
Collecting seeds

Supporting the National Seed Strategy

February 27, 2017 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
In mid-February 2017, about 300 scientists, land managers, restoration practitioners and seed production experts met in Washington, D.C. at the National Native Seed Conference. This event is held every two years to unite people working with native plant materials development, production and use in...Learn more
2016 Denver Botanic Gardens Horticulture Interns posing with Chihuly sculpture

Horticulture Internships Available

January 24, 2017 | Kevin Williams
How will you spend your summer vacation? Every year Denver Botanic Gardens' Horticulture Department accepts college students from across the country as interns in a rigorous, 10-week horticulture internship. Under the supervision of Gardens’ horticulturists, interns will gain hands-on experience...Learn more

Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2016 | Brian Vogt
We all have favorite seasons. Mine has always been autumn, probably because it’s the time of year I wish would last twice as long. Everything seems mature in the plant world and determined to go out in a blaze of glory. Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens has definitely reached a new level in recent...Learn more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

September 19, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Learn more

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