Denver Botanic Gardens acknowledges the land known as Colorado, and sites of our operations and plant research around the world, are traditional homelands of Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. We have much to learn from their deep relationships to and intricate knowledge of this land. The scientific study of biodiversity is the foundation of botanic gardens.
As we develop research, programming and interpretation to benefit humankind, we will continuously seek out reciprocal collaborations and partnerships with Native peoples to learn from and honor their traditions and practices.
Collaborations of note:
- Artist Melanie Yazzie’s 2023 exhibition
- Native Roots Modern Form: Plants, Peoples and the Art of Allan Houser: 2011 exhibition
- Sacred Earth Garden at York Street
- Participating organizations in The Clinton Family Fund Go2Gardens Free Shuttle Program
- Education programs at Plains Conservation Center in Aurora
Resource: Native Land Digital