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Join Us for Orchid Day, February 11

February 6, 2024 Exhibits Department

“We admire it for its grotesqueness, its curious arrangement of parts, because it is unlike anything else—in short, because it is an Orchid.” -Lena Leslie, Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine, 1888


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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Colorado’s Native Orchids

January 20, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

Mention the name “orchid” and most people imagine brightly colored exotic flowers growing in hot, humid rainforests of the tropics. Many Coloradans are surprised to learn that a number of these


The Orchid Collection in the Greenhouses

March 30, 2020 Nick Snakenberg
Believe it or not, this fall marks 10 years of growing plants in our new greenhouse facilities. The upgraded systems have impacted the quality and range of plants we can successfully cultivate, and

Peru Discovery - Chapter 5

April 5, 2012 Nick Snakenberg
For several travelers in our group, today is the day we’ve been looking forward to since we first signed up for this trip. Today we will receive a guided tour of the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Peru Discovery - Chapter 4

March 22, 2012 Nick Snakenberg
I have wanted to visit Machu Picchu since I first glimpsed a photo of it in my 4th grade geography text book. Today, along with the rest of our tireless group, I would get that opportunity

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