Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 | Anna Sher
Forty years ago, a family physician named Dr. Sam Mitchel turned a hobby into a real scientific endeavor by establishing a "mushroom collection" at Denver Botanic Gardens. The fungal collection at the Gardens is now the largest actively curated herbarium of Rocky Mountain fungi in the world, with...Learn more
What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

May 19, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What threatens Sclerocactus glaucus (see a video showing some of the causes)? Installation and maintenance of huge pipelines that move oil and gas from the well pads miles and miles to the collection facilities; roads; browsing and trampling from livestock; weeds; and people who collect them from...Learn more
Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

May 15, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Celebrating Wildflowers isn't only for the little ones. You can enjoy Colorado native plants in the metro area. You don't want to miss this great, free, guided tour of spring blooms on Green Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management's botanists will teach you all about the beautiful spring blooms.Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens spends springtime in the field

Denver Botanic Gardens spends springtime in the field

May 8, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Each year, as spring rolls around, the Research and Conservation staff load up a 4-wheel drive vehicle with our gear, head out across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west region in search of rare plants. This year we're bringing the field home to you. Watch our first field video at http://www...Learn more
Research at the Gardens?

Research at the Gardens?

January 5, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What is it? Who does it? Why? Obviously we study new species to add to your gardens. We have trial gardens, develop germination protocols, even breed new species. We also head out into Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region to study plants where they grow ( in-situ ) and sometimes collect seed to...Learn more
Dr. Neale's Research Honored

Dr. Neale's Research Honored

December 12, 2008 | Anna Sher
It is with great pride that we share the news with you that a research paper published by our own Jenny Neale was recently selected to receive the "PSB Best Paper Award 2008" from the presitgous Plant Species Biology journal. Dr. Neale's research was on the population genetics of a rare sunflower...Learn more
Wildflower extravaganza right now!

Wildflower extravaganza right now!

September 8, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

September 1, 2008 | Ellen Hertzman
Preparing for winter? Yes, I've been thinking about winter for a couple months now, ever since I decided to try to eat more local foods. I won't be limiting myself to eating only foods grown in Colorado, especially over the winter, but I am wanting to pay more attention to where my food comes from...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens is at the Beijing Olympics!

Denver Botanic Gardens is at the Beijing Olympics!

August 19, 2008 | Anna Sher
No, not in pole-vault (with sunflowers) or fencing (with pruning sheers) or swimming (among the lilies), but as a part of an international exhibit of botanic gardens called "Homes for plants, Gardens for humans" located at the Science & Technology Park at the Olympic Village, Beijing. This...Learn more
Congrats to Maggie

Congrats to Maggie

May 22, 2008 | Anna Sher
Please join me in congratulating my University of Denver graduate student, Maggie Gaddis, on the successful defense of her masters thesis, "Environmental impact of restoration of riparian ecosystems: fitting Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) into the picture." This research was funded by a...Learn more

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