May 10, 2019 | Erin Bird, Communications Manager

“We love the garden all year round. It’s always changing, always beautiful both inside and outside. No matter how busy it seems outside the gate, it always has room to discover new places inside. This is a real Denver treasure.”

“One of my happy places!”

“Always something new to experience growing, blooming or covered in ice or snow. This place is a treasure of beauty, art & music in the middle of the city.”

“Where I can get my peace on. And a great place to Pokémon, as well.”

“Places like this make you realize that there's so much beauty within a city. The Gardens was so serene and had a romantic feel.”

These are a few reviews that visitors posted on Facebook, Trip Advisor and Yelp. While we may blush at the praise, we don’t take our responsibility lightly. Public gardens are places of healing, revitalization, knowledge and wonder and we strive to provide settings and experiences for these important personal discoveries.

Our horticulturists painstakingly create breathtaking gardens; our educators and events staff create programs that engage visitors with plants in new ways; our scientists work to conserve native plants so generations to come can enjoy their beauty and our exhibits team creates art exhibitions that foster thought-provoking dialogues between the natural and the man-made. And of course, there are many staff and volunteers that work behind-the-scenes to ensure your visit is pleasant.

While we celebrate the Gardens and plants every day, National Public Gardens Week is just around the corner on May 13-19. This event is led by the American Public Gardens Association with the goal of driving awareness to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation. 

What began as a single day observance in 2009 has grown to a full week this year! Throughout the week, many U.S. public gardens will emphasize their importance and impact as community resources and catalysts for change and resilience by encouraging the public to visit, engage, donate and/or volunteer. 

If you are interested in supporting Denver Botanic Gardens, there is an easy way to do so during National Public Gardens Week, May 13-19, 2019. We are participating in the MYGARDEN Campaign with a goal of raising $5,000 to support the special programs and responsibilities mentioned earlier. The Gardens could not exist without the support of individuals like you. We are so grateful for every gift we receive, no matter the size.

You can make your gift next week by visiting MYGARDEN CAMPAIGN and clicking the “MAKE A DONATION button or by texting MYGARDEN32 to 71777. 

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