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

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August Walking Tour – Water Gardens

August 5, 2021 Tamara Kilbane

The heat of summer is finally here and with it comes the peak time to enjoy our extensive collection of aquatic plants. You will find diverse water gardens throughout our 24-acre York Street location

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Rare Alpine Plants and the Chamber of Warming

July 29, 2021 Alex Seglias

If you are an avid alpine hiker or have been traveling to alpine areas for decades, I’m sure you have noticed that it is quite a bit warmer up there than it was. You probably seldomly need to bring

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Seed Collecting for the Home Gardener

July 27, 2021 Brooke Palmer

The boom of colors and blooms that reign down at Denver Botanic Gardens this time of year is astounding. From the first gardens you see as you walk through the front gate – such as Roads Water-Smart

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Casting Nature: The Process of Yoshitomo Saito

July 23, 2021 Exhibits Department

I like the fact that bronze can look like stone, mineral, wood, fabric or plastic. It can become something else. -Yoshitomo Saito Tokyo-born artist Yoshitomo Saito started working in bronze in 1983

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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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Salvador Dalí’s Strange Fruit Garden

July 15, 2021 Exhibits Department

On view at the Gardens through August 22, Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind features prints of strange and fanciful plants by renowned Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. Mixing flora with the artist’s

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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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July Walking Tour – Chasing the Shade

July 6, 2021 Cindy Newlander

The heat of June could be eclipsed by even more oven-like temperatures in July. But the Gardens will still beckon your visit. This month’s tour will help you find the coolest spots to hang out while

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Brazil’s Estrada Real

July 2, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

In October 2021, in conjunction with Reefs to Rockies Travel, I will be hosting a group of travelers on a tour of Brazil’s Estrada Real, or Royal Road, from Oct. 3-11. In the 17th and 18th centuries

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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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