Another successful field season for the Research & Conservation department

October 18, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
The changing of the seasons is marked in the Research & Conservation department not only by the fact that the days are getting noticeably shorter, but by the fact that we have all returned indoors for the year. The growing and collecting season has dwindled for our botanists and mycologists,...Learn more
Ethnobotany talk at the Gardens on Wed., Sept. 14 at noon

Ethnobotany talk at the Gardens on Wed., Sept. 14 at noon

September 6, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Join Gardens’ adjunct researcher Dr. Don Hazlett for a look into the field of ethnobotany. Dr. Hazlett will be giving the second talk in our new brown bag series: Re-search the Gardens: Meet Our Scientists. Dr. Hazlett has been instrumental in the initiation and curation of the Gardens'...Learn more
Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

July 12, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens and University of Denver (DU) are currently collaborating to conduct research that documents climate change effects on native flora in Colorado. We have been using preserved specimens from the Gardens Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium and other regional herbaria to determine if...Learn more
Are you a butterfly or a bee?

Are you a butterfly or a bee?

October 2, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! What do you think of when you think of the things that make up Denver Botanic Gardens? I think of the many wonderful Gardens – each with its own personality and its own way of inspiring us. I also think of the plant accessions themselves, the water features, the herbarium...Learn more
Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

June 3, 2009 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Do you miss the beautiful orchid displays from the Cloud Forest Tree? In order to satisfy your orchid fix before the new greenhouse complex is complete and the orchids return to display, come see many of them as preserved specimens in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium. Volunteer Eleanor Von Bargen has...Learn more
Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 | Research & Conservation
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

This is Where the Scientists Work

February 18, 2008 | Matt Cole
During our recent stairwell work in the Boettcher Memorial Education Building, all of our staff and visitors had to avoid the public stairwell and use the elevator or the stairs near my office. One day, I found a child and chaperone looking for their school group. I volunteered to guide them to the...Learn more