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Denver Botanic Gardens

Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens began in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semiarid climate. It includes the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi, the largest and best curated mycological collection of the southern Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 18,000 preserved and documented specimens of mushrooms and other fungi. The Gardens offer world-class art exhibitions, education programs and important plant conservation and research initiatives. Additional sites extend this experience throughout the Front Range: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a 750-acre native plant refuge with an active farm in Jefferson County; Mount Goliath is a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, botanicgardens.org.

Books by Denver Botanic Gardens