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The Gardens: My Employer, My Therapy

September 14, 2020 Trystan Popish

Every spring, I eagerly await the tulips blooming at the Gardens. Usually in April, the Annuals Garden and Pavilion explodes in color, cascades of beautiful tulips and complementary flowers officially

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Discover the Season with a Gardens Tour

September 10, 2020 Emily Badway

September is a month of transitions as school is back in session, as summer turns to autumn, and as our horticulturists begin preparations in the Gardens for the cold season. The plants themselves are

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Colorado Mycological Society's Online Expo

September 9, 2020 Research & Conservation

The Colorado Mycological Society’s (CMS) Annual Mushroom Fair has always been a major summer event for Denver Botanic Gardens, sometimes drawing more than 2,000 visitors in a single day. While we were

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The Denver EcoFlora Project and Teen Volunteers

August 27, 2020 Volunteer Services

This summer I worked with Head Curator of Natural History Collections and Associate Director of Biodiversity Research Jennifer Ackerfield. Knowing of my interest in aquatic ecology, she assigned me

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Rare Plant Monitoring

August 25, 2020 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

What will the future hold for the rare and imperiled plants of Colorado? When projections are dire, efforts can be made to protect a species in several ways: • It could be petitioned to be added to

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Cultivating Artistic Expression Through Bonsai 

August 19, 2020 Horticulture Intern

Less than a year and a half ago, I stumbled into hobby gardening as a distraction from stress. My fascination with the alchemy that is plant science and development grew, and I switched my major from

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Documenting Macrofungi in the Lemhi Range

August 12, 2020 Research & Conservation

I have, at different times, been a student intern, volunteer and seasonal employee with the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi (DBG) at Denver Botanic Gardens since December 2017. This spring I was

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