Things To Do in Denver When You’re Not Dead: The Botantic Gardens

One of the neat things about Denver is the Botanic Gardens (no idea though why it’s not botanical. Budget cuts?). For me, there’s a flora that I’m not very familiar with. The Botanic Gardens also have a very nice landscape that meshes with the artwork. So onto some nice looking stuff. First, Lady’s Bedstraw (Gallium verum):

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Some of the nice sculpture I mentioned:

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No, I didn’t Instagram this–this is what it really looked like:

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(the trees are Shrubby Plumbago, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

An urn full of catci:

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More sculpture:

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Ancient ruins. Or something:

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Another nice vista:

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A Mediterranean vista:

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Some spruce:

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Some Verconia:

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Jovibarba in rocks:

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Wildflowers:

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Entrance to the Japanese Garden:

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Ponderosa pine sculpted into bonsai–the whole garden smells very piney:

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A serene view:

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Unintentional zen:

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The Story of a Pike Peaker, 1925:

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Silver cholla:

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The ‘Dark Knight’ variety of the prickly pear cactus (at bottom):

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2 Responses to Things To Do in Denver When You’re Not Dead: The Botantic Gardens

  1. albanaeon says:

    Glad you like the Botanic Gardens. They are always worth a visit.

  2. ly says:

    Just so you know the Galium verum is the plant with small linear leaves. The flower is some kind of lily.

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