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Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.

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Scientific Engagement in 2021

January 8, 2021 Brian Vogt

There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the roughest, most turbulent years in our history. It is a relief then that we take stock at the end of December and warmly look forward to better

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January Virtual Walking Tour – Tropicals

January 6, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

In a normal January, we usually offer a walking tour of some of the indoor tropical display areas. This year has been anything but normal. Since this tour must be virtual and walking around the

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A Look Into the Lab

December 29, 2020 Research & Conservation

The Freyer – Newman Center is the home of two new labs—a genetics and tissue culture lab and one facilitating ecological research, such as seed germination studies. For the Research and Conservation

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Aspens: Resilience and Community

December 23, 2020 Sarada Krishnan

No other tree epitomizes Colorado more than the quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). As we drive into the Rocky Mountains, these slender trees are hard to miss with their heart-shaped leaves

Chatfield Farms Trees in Snow

Plants of the Winter Solstice

December 21, 2020 Tiffany Coleman

The first day of winter is known as the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the longest night. In some very far north countries, daylight lasts only a few hours. In ancient cultures, it

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Now's the Time to Book Your 2022 Event

December 18, 2020 Megan Kuehn

Annuals Garden & Pavilion. Photo: Jennie Crate Photography Denver Botanic Gardens’ highly anticipated 2022 private event calendar for our York Street location opens January 4. Have a date with

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Gift Ideas for Gardeners

December 7, 2020 Bridget Blomquist

As a staff member at Denver Botanic Gardens, I‘ve always said one of my favorite gardens here is the Shop at the Gardens. Like most successful gardens, it is designed to appeal to just about everyone

Blossoms of Light

The Luminous History of Holiday Lights

December 4, 2020 Special Events

Installation of Blossoms of Light™, our annual holiday light show at the Gardens' York Street location, is no easy feat! We estimate that around half a million bulbs are used to create the spectacular

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East Josephine: End of A Year

November 30, 2020 Kevin Williams

There were moments of sheer exasperation under the unrelenting summer sun. The months of 90-degree temps without significant rainfall were very hard on the young, establishing plants of the East

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The Not-So-Secret Secrets of Blossoms of Light

November 27, 2020 Special Events
The holiday season is in full bloom at York Street as Blossoms of Light™ delights thousands of guests each night with mesmerizing displays of light and color. Though it is a tradition for many Front

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