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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Boulder Chautauqua

Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder
October 22, 2011

Staff writer One of Boulder’s crown jewels is Chautauqua, a national historic landmark that opened in 1898 as a venue for education, music, nature and the arts. Chautauqua was a cultural movement throughout the United States that brought people together to celebrate learning, simplicity and a love of nature. The campus of cottages, classrooms, meeting facilities, an auditorium and a dining hall, is 1.5 miles from downtown Boulder and less…

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Boulder history

Boulder in 1900
October 22, 2011

Staff writer The long history of the lovely Boulder Valley, and the entire West, might be summed up in one word: displacement. The vast inland seas that covered the area for millions of years were shoved aside by the violent upthrust of mountains. Sea and coastline creatures and plants gave way to those adapted to the high plains, foothills and stony mountains. The original human visitors, likely descendants of Asians…

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Boulder

Flatirons rising above the campus of the University of Colorado
October 22, 2011

Boulder is known for its progressive politics, the University of Colorado and the tragic death of six-year-old Jon-Benet Ramsey.

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