Water-Smart Garden

Water Day

Join the Gardens to celebrate World Water Day and use all your senses to learn more about water stewardship initiatives, water-smart gardening and water issues in the West for all ages.

Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Educational booths from community partners such as Denver Water, Aurora Water, Colorado Golf Association and more  
  • Information about the One World One Water Center partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Education about Chatfield Farms’ research and conservation of Deer Creek
  • Science Chat about Colorado water issues in the Science Pyramid
  • Learning cart about Colorado native plants and insects
  • Live music in the Freyer – Newman Center galleries highlighting Tali Weinberg: The Space Between Threads
  • Water-smart gardening Q&A
  • Riparian plant education in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbaria of Vascular Plants
  • Hands-on, drop-in paper marbling art activity with the  School of Botanical Art & Illustration  
  • Short film screenings in Sturm Family Auditorium: “I am Red” and “Farm to Faucet” at 11 a.m. followed by Q&A with the directors (advance registration recommended and will be linked here in early March)
  • Panel discussion addressing poetry, water issues and indigeneity, in partnership with The Word and National Endowment for the Arts Big Read at 3 p.m. in Sturm Family Auditorium (advance registration recommended and will be linked here in early March)
  • Family-focused, drop-in terrarium building activity 9:30 a.m. – noon
  • Nature Tales Family Story Time at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Helen Fowler Library. Free admission to the library for members and the general public, no reservation required. Admission to the Gardens is separate. 

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