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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New Orangery Display

April 26, 2023 Julia Pearson

The Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens was designed with a nod to the Orangerie at Versailles in Paris, with wooden planter boxes and rows of cypress and citrus trees. Orangeries originally existed as

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Worms by the Numbers

April 24, 2023 Rutger Myers

This week, Chatfield Farms is hosting its second annual worm count event. With the help of a high school student group, farmers at Chatfield Farms are counting how many worms are present at 20

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Earth Day at Chatfield Farms

April 19, 2023 Grace Johnson

Falling on Saturday, April 22 this year, Earth Day’s theme has been announced as “Invest in our Planet.” A celebration of environmental action and protection, Earth Day serves as a call to all

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The Spring Awakening of the Prairie Garden

April 14, 2023 Grace Johnson

When arriving at Chatfield Farms in early spring – especially during the months of March and April – the prairie gardens surrounding the Earl J. Sinnamon Center may seem rather drab. Unlike some of

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Discover the Joys of Spring at York Street

April 10, 2023 Special Events

Spring is a time of renewal, and what better way to celebrate the season than by visiting the beautiful gardens at York Street. As the tulips begin to bloom, the birds start singing and new plants

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Spring is here! Join us as a community scientist.

April 5, 2023 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

As the days grow longer and warmer, we start looking for the telltale signs that spring is arriving – birds chirping, trees leafing out, lilac buds, bulbs emerging out of the damp soil. As you observe

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