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.
The 76-acre High Plains Environmental Center offers three miles of trails, workshops and interactive environmental research, with a focus on sustainable living in an urban setting.
Denver Water’s xeriscape garden demonstrates how green gardening can be achieved with minimal water. It includes more than 200 species of flowers, grasses, turf, shrubs and trees.
Two xeriscape gardens in Colorado Springs show off the possibilities of gardening with little to no added water.
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…
The 30-acre Hudson Gardens and Events Center features an herb garden, a chocolate garden, aquatic plants, an iris display and a pumpkin patch. Concerts are held each summer.
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins feature a children’s garden, daylily and dahlia gardens, a rock garden, a vegetable garden and a wetland demonstration site.
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.
An Aurora movie theater where a shooting spree left 12 dead and 70 wounded in 2012 has been renovated and reopened.
Staff writer In 1910, the Colorado coal mining industry employed 10 percent of the state’s workers, almost 16,000 people. Colorado Fuel and Iron dominated the industry. John D. Rockefeller bought the company in 1902 and turned it over to his son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. nine years later. Attempts had been made to unionize Colorado coal miners since 1883. The United Mine Workers of America began a concentrated effort to…