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

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Beneficial Insects 

December 28, 2021 Royce Hale

When you see an insect in your garden, what is your response? Often people feel that “the only good bug is a dead one” and resort to using pesticides to control insects. Most people do not realize

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Our Top 5 Favorite Things About Trail of Lights

November 19, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms opens Friday, November 26. Here are some reasons why you must experience it for yourself this holiday season. Trail of Lights really is an enchanting, glittering

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Season Reflections on Regenerative Agriculture

November 9, 2021 Maddy Torraca-Jones

At Chatfield Farms, our CSA team is committed to investing in regenerative systems. Amidst mounting threats such as climate and environmental change that cause erratic farming conditions, we seek to

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Ready for a Spook-tacular Fall?

October 7, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts tons of fall fun this season! Whether you want a colorful community festival, a Halloween-inspired family event or something spooky, we have it planned. Pumpkin Festival

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Cover Cropping on the Farm

September 13, 2021 Katie Meyer

In our quest to incorporate more regenerative practices on the farm we have been using cover crops for several reasons. It may seem counterintuitive, but even when we need to rest and regenerate an

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Four Reasons Fall Is for Members

August 24, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Autumn is right around the corner, and before you sigh because that means summer is ending, I want to show all the reasons why fall at the Gardens is a very, very good thing. 5 Special Events (with

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Compost Breakdown

August 18, 2021 Kurt Myers

What is compost? Just about everyone knows that compost is a beneficial soil amendment, but all compost is not created equal. The highest quality compost is a product of your garden’s environment

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Touring the Gardens

August 10, 2021 Exhibits Department

Do you want to take a deeper dive into our gardens or galleries? We offer guided tours indoors or out on a range of topics, from container gardens to seasonal blooms to art. Sign up online for these

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The Importance of Cover Crops

July 20, 2021 Royce Hale

I have fond memories of being a child and walking next to Grandpa as he rototilled the garden. There is something comforting about the smell and texture of newly tilled soil. As an adult, though, I’ve

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All Things Lavender

July 8, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Lavender Festival is almost here! What do you know about this versatile plant? Jen Trunce, horticulture manager, Chatfield Farms, shares a little insider info sure to get you excited to see the

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Experience Joy all Summer Long

June 30, 2021 Brian Vogt

This summer, perhaps and with fingers crossed, we can take a deep breath and just relax a bit. The past decade, by which I mean the last 12 months, have been grueling. At all four of our locations

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