Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 

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City Nature Challenge 2024

March 22, 2024 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

Join your community in documenting biodiversity during the City Nature Challenge ! Having started as a friendly competition in California, the global challenge, now in its 9th year, has grown to

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Can drones be used to monitor a tiny plant?

March 12, 2024 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

A demographic study of a plant population is usually a low-tech job. We drive and hike to a rare plant population. To measure the survival, growth and reproductive rates of the population, we

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Celebrating 55 Years of Volunteer Service

January 24, 2024 Jennifer Ackerfield

Loraine Yeatts, one of our most dedicated volunteers in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium of Vascular Plants , recently celebrated a remarkable milestone: 55 years of unwavering service. Loraine’s

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Tajikistan Transcendent

December 20, 2023 Kevin Williams

It may be years before I fully process my experiences in Tajikistan. The scale of the land, the richness of the flora and the ferocity of our travel schedule still boggles me. As I reminisce, the most

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Notes from the Field

December 15, 2023 Research & Conservation

As the newly established floristic and outreach coordinator, this year I joined our Research & Conservation Department on various field adventures across Colorado. From the prairie of the Eastern

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Collaboration for Conservation

November 29, 2023 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Federally listed plants (rare plants that are considered threatened or endangered) are protected on public lands. However, sometimes there is conflict between energy needs and lands that support rare

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Reconnecting with My Roots

November 20, 2023 Research & Conservation

I was born in Mexico City; my family and I arrived at the U.S. when I was just 8 years old. Eighteen years had passed since I’d been in my native country, but last May, I finally returned to Mexico to

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