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Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.

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Specimens as Source Information

April 21, 2021 Research & Conservation

In 1995 I published a book titled "Illustrated Keys to the Grasses of Colorado." This little book was well received and is still used today to identify Colorado grasses. Three years ago, I decided to

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2021 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

Denver Botanic Gardens is more than just a place for peace, respite and beauty; it is a scientific institution. Between our Horticulture and Research & Conservation departments, we are home to more

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Scientific Engagement in 2021

January 8, 2021 Brian Vogt

There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the roughest, most turbulent years in our history. It is a relief then that we take stock at the end of December and warmly look forward to better

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Access the Helen Fowler Library Virtually

June 8, 2020 Anna Kongs

Over a year ago, the Helen Fowler Library temporarily closed its doors to the public in preparation for its move to the new Freyer – Newman Center. We packed up our collections, moved them offsite and

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Participate in Plant Conservation Day

May 18, 2020 Stephanie White
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has designated May 18 as Plant Conservation Day. Denver Botanic Gardens participates in many plant conservation initiatives. Our botanists collect
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An EcoQuest For You

May 14, 2020 Jennifer Ackerfield
Each month, we send Denver citizens on a “quest” to discover biodiversity in new and different ways through use of iNaturalist, a citizen science app. Participants document the plants, fungi and
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The Next Generation of Scientists

April 1, 2020 Stephanie White
Denver Botanic Gardens plays a critical role in the research and conservation of plants and their ecosystems. While many of our research and conservation efforts focus on stream sites throughout
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Pollination Research

June 19, 2013 Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
Pollinators provide critical ecosystem services. Pollinator research is important to better understand the relationships between pollinators and plants and to improve conservation and management of

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