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Book Your Event – Summer Dates Just Released

April 24, 2017 Special Events
The Gardens are beginning to bloom, and they will only become more stunning as the days get warmer and sunnier. What better backdrop for your next gathering? Though we began booking events for this
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Water Gardens - Spring Behind the Scenes

April 12, 2017 Tamara Kilbane
Spring has arrived in the water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens. Hardy waterlilies are breaking dormancy, developing submerged leaves and their first few floating leaves of the season. Aquatic iris
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A Bulb-tastic Wonderland

March 28, 2017 Mike Bone
Geophytes are an important part of the steppe climate. Some of the most recognizable geophytes are bulbs. Bulbs offer not only spring beauty but interest throughout the season. Bulbs can also be an
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After Dark in the Tropical Conservatory

March 1, 2017 Special Events
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year, is a favorite destination for Gardens visitors year-round, but it’s particularly popular in the winter
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Tree Diversity and YOU!

February 28, 2017 Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone says they love trees. Practically every one of the millions of trees in the Front Range was planted by someone. Dutch Elm disease removed most American elms fifty years ago, and Thousand
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Supporting the National Seed Strategy

February 27, 2017 Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
In mid-February 2017, about 300 scientists, land managers, restoration practitioners and seed production experts met in Washington, D.C. at the National Native Seed Conference. This event is held
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Kids are the VIPs at Bumblebee Jamboree

February 10, 2017 Special Events
Each summer, guests flood the Gardens for a summer concert series in our outdoor amphitheater, and the events are well-known in the Denver area. But did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens has its
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Plant Romance

January 26, 2017 Erin Bird
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you. This simple, well known love poem may bring a smile or cringe to your face. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and for better or
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How to select plant material for restoration

January 23, 2017 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
When does it matter if the seeds or plants are from local sources? The second week of January 2017, twelve experts from around the country representing botanic gardens, academics and practitioners
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梅Ume: Prunus mume in Japanese culture

January 3, 2017 Ebi Kondo
A sentimental love affair between ancient Japanese intellectuals and Ume: 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum), Prunus mume, has been one of the most popular winter-blooming trees in Japan for centuries
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December in the Japanese Garden

December 7, 2016 Ebi Kondo
The name of the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 松風園 Sho-Fu-En, means ‘The garden of pine and wind’ and was inspired by the Rocky Mountain wilderness. During our growing season, we often
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New Zealand dreaming

December 6, 2016 Panayoti Kelaidis
Now that temperatures are plummeting in Denver, it’s hard not to think back on the magical three weeks I just spent in New Zealand on a lecture tour where I was representing Denver Botanic Gardens

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