BigNews.Biz - Jan 11,2017 - DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS MARCH EVENTS
York St: Through May, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chatfield Farms: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SCFD FREE DAYS
March 7: Chatfield Farms
March 22: York St.
Off the Clock: Kilts and Clovers
Friday, March 3, 6-9:30 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $17, $14 member | Door Tickets: $22, $19 Member
Celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day at the Gardens. Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, enjoy live music and hands-on activities in the Boettcher Memorial Center and savor specialty dinners and drinks from Offshoots Café and our cash bar. Guests are encouraged to wear a kilt, join a jig with Celtic music ensembles and participate in a grown-up scavenger hunt.
Literature of the Land Book Club: “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World”
March 22, 7-8:30 p.m., $5
The spring series explores the way we see the natural world—in memoir, essays and biography—and how it influences our views on art, nature and environmentalism. The March installment discusses “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World” by Andrea Wolf, acclaimed author of “Founding Gardeners.” The nonfiction book reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.
Colorado Cactus and Succulent Sale and Show
Saturday–Sunday, March 25-26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free with Gardens’ admission
This is Colorado's largest annual show and sale. Browse rare and popular varieties, including hardy succulents and claret cup cactus (Colorado's state cactus). The event features helpful workshops, free potting stations and handcrafted pots, and cactus art for sale.
Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray
February 22 – May 14
Included with Gardens’ admission
Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with symbolic elements.
Tropical Trails Tour
Saturdays, March 4, 18, 2-3 p.m.
$14, $7 member
Denver may be blanketed with snow, but the plants in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory enjoy a warm climate year-round. Enjoy the lush vegetation, vibrant flowers and warmth of the rainforest as you stroll through the Gardens’ tropical collections. This is a one-hour tour led by experienced docents.