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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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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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August Walking Tour – Water Gardens

August 9, 2023 Tamara Kilbane

With cooler, rainy weather and a late June hailstorm punctuating the early weeks of our growing season, the water gardens got off to a slow start this year. Fortunately, aquatic plants are resilient

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July Walking Tour – Lavender Garden

July 10, 2023 Shea Elstein

Access the Lavender Garden at Chatfield Farms through the entrance just south of the ticket booth. From here, close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose. What do you smell? Is it sweet

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June Walking Tour – Plant Select Plants

June 1, 2023 Mike Bone

Plant Select is a unique program that brings plants to the consumer market that are good for the Colorado Front Range steppe environment. Plants from the Plant Select® program are integrated into many

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May Walking Tour – Iris Collection

May 5, 2023 Shea Elstein

As you enter Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms you will first walk into the Lavender Garden . In early May, tufts of thick green fans will greet you along the fence borders. There are only a few

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April Walking Tour – Spring in Oak Grove

April 3, 2023 Mike Holloway

One of my favorite places during spring at Denver Botanic Gardens is Oak Grove. It represents everything I love about spring: the color green, rebirth and colorful flowers, just to name a few. When I

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February Walking Tour - Escape the Winter Cold

February 2, 2023 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

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