Butterfly Pavilion Gardens

The outdoor gardens at Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center features a 1/2-mile nature trail winding along Big Dry Creek and 300 varieties of native plants.

June 30, 2013
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Long’s Iris Gardens

Long’s Iris Gardens in Boulder is an urban agricultural business specializing in dig-your-own bearded iris. Visitors are welcome to wander among the blooms during their peak in May and June.

June 22, 2013
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Andrews Arboretum

Boulder’s Andrews Arboretum, the brainchild of a high school botany teacher, features native evergreens and exotic imports, groundcover and flowers along winding paths and quiet seating areas.

June 15, 2013
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Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park

Staff writer The xeriscape Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park colorfully demonstrate the diversity of plants that can thrive in Colorado’s arid climate. The gardens in Lakewood, south of Denver, showcase the plants that are happy in Colorado’s five flora types – Great Plains, steppe or foothills, montane, alpine and Great Basin. The more than 350 plant varieties have been selected from local sources or from more exotic locations that share a…

May 30, 2013
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Public gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens
May 30, 2013

Colorado is home to a number of public gardens. Here is a guide to some of the best from the Denver Botanical Garden to the Charles M. Alter Arboretum.

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