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Nothing Gold Can Stay: Tree Diversity Matters!

March 1, 2018 Panayoti Kelaidis
Right this minute, despite the cold snaps of recent days, the glorious Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Romantic Gardens is shimmering with golden glory. It reminds me of

Winter Planning for Summer Research Projects

February 28, 2018 Research & Conservation
Many of the beautiful places where we study plants and mushrooms are dormant and snow-covered this time of year, but the Research & Conservation department is still humming with activity! In the

16,500 Onion Seeds Sown in One Week

February 26, 2018 Drew Habig
Things keep moving at the greenhouses at Chatfield Farms. This month at the greenhouse we sowed onions seeds for the Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm and market garden. 16,500 seeds of

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

February 14, 2018 Karina Nabors
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge

February Walking Tour - Escape the Winter Cold

February 8, 2018 Nick Snakenberg
Be sure to stroll the paths of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory where you can enjoy plenty of non-orchid tropical blossoms. Although we are often focused on beautiful flowers, tropical

Beginning Market Farming Certificate Program

January 25, 2018 Brien Darby
One of my favorite roles as a horticulturist at the Gardens is teaching and overseeing our farm education programs. My professional horticultural career began when I was six years old and was told by

Fat Tuesday on Friday

January 25, 2018 Special Events
Why wait for Feb. 13 to bust out your beads and crank up your jazz playlist? Join us for Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival this Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. for a festive Mardi Gras celebration in the

Tender Plant Storage at Chatfield Farms

January 22, 2018 Drew Habig
While things are mostly quiet in the Gardens this time of year, there’s plenty of work going on backstage in the greenhouses. Down at Chatfield Farms we have two large production greenhouses where we

January Walking Tour: Becoming Frond of Palms

January 4, 2018 Nicholas Giaquinto
For most horticulturists, winter is the time to prepare new planting schemes and dream of greener pastures. Of course, you could be fortunate enough to be able to work in a conservatory, where you are

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