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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Join us for camp!

January 2, 2024 Katelin Gaeth

The education team at the Gardens is excited to welcome families back for our 2024 spring and summer camp programs! Our camps, for children ages six to 12, combine STEM and art activities with daily

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Winter Compost

December 27, 2023 Rutger Myers

Compost seems to be a hot topic these days. We all love the thick white steam cloud emitted from a healthy compost pile in the cool mornings of the fall, but what happens to a compost pile during the

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Tajikistan Transcendent

December 20, 2023 Kevin Williams

It may be years before I fully process my experiences in Tajikistan. The scale of the land, the richness of the flora and the ferocity of our travel schedule still boggles me. As I reminisce, the most

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Notes from the Field

December 15, 2023 Research & Conservation

As the newly established floristic and outreach coordinator, this year I joined our Research & Conservation Department on various field adventures across Colorado. From the prairie of the Eastern

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Private Event Rental Dates for 2025 Now Open!

December 11, 2023 Special Events

The 2025 calendar for event booking at York Street is open. It’s time to start planning your next event! With a variety of rental sites , we can accommodate it all: weddings, company picnics, baby or

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Creating Winter Containers

December 7, 2023 Cassie Doolittle

At Chatfield Farms, we have just finished our installation of winter containers. Whether they are glittery or natural, DIY winter containers don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to make. Here are a

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December Walking Tour – This Brutal Garden

December 4, 2023 Kevin Williams

Why do soft beings make such hard things? As the plants of the Gardens seasonally senesce, and the colorful foliage of autumn is replaced by the stark, skeletal, lignified forms of winter, the built

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Collaboration for Conservation

November 29, 2023 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Federally listed plants (rare plants that are considered threatened or endangered) are protected on public lands. However, sometimes there is conflict between energy needs and lands that support rare

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