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Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens

Looking for an amazing place to practice your yoga skills, how about the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens?

Vinyasa yoga weaves beautiful movement with challenging postures, and cultivates a sense of peace and calm by the end of each yoga class. Practicing vinyasa yoga on a daily basis can improve posture, flexibility, and endurance. Beyond the physical benefits, yoga helps to bring a sense of clarity to challenging situations in life, reminds us to stay present and focused in an ever-changing environment, and can help us find happiness and contentment in our surroundings.

The postures practiced in this challenging class will promote alignment, flexibility, focus, endurance and help detoxify the body.

 

ONSITE PROGRAMMING

A limited offering of adult education programming will follow social distancing protocols, with advanced registration and seating in a room or outdoors with students separated by at least six feet and wearing face coverings.

 

Instructor: Blake Burger

Skill level: All levels welcome

Price: $12, $10 member

Special Instructions:

Advanced registration is required.

Please bring a mat, a towel and water.

Enter through the Pinon Gate on the west side of York Street. Class will meet in the UMB Bank Amphitheater.

 

Photo: Perfecto Insecto (Flickr)

 

The Biggest Little Farm Film – Online Screening and Discussion

92 mins | Rated PG| Documentary
Directed by John Chester
Starring John and Molly Chester

Join Denver Botanic Gardens in a virtual screening of The Biggest Little Farm with a post screening panel discussion with local Colorado Farmers.

 

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature's call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

 

How it works: Denver Botanic Gardens will provide a password protected link on Wednesday (8/12) at 5 p.m. to stream this film at home. This link will be active for 24-hours. Then join us Thursday (8/13) for a panel discussion moderated by Brien Darby, Manager of Urban Food Programs, talking with our group of panelists about their experiences farming on the Front Range.

 

Price: $15, $12 member

*Only one ticket needed per household

 

 

Brien Darby is Manager of Urban Food Programs at Denver Botanic Gardens. In addition to overseeing the community garden plots at the Gardens, Brien is a member of the Urban Food Initiatives team, which partners with local agencies, such as Denver Housing Authority and Denver Human Services, to provide growing opportunities and farm stands for many residents in the Denver area. Brien also oversees a farmer-in-training program for adult learners interested in starting their own farm businesses.

 

Zephrine Hanson is founder of Hampden Farms, a suburban farming project focused on sustainable farming solutions, organic production and small-batch products made from locally grown and conscientiously sourced natural ingredients. She is a graduate of the Chatfield Farms Veterans Farm Program and is one of the farmers at Chatfield Farms. Zephrine is currently urban farming on a quarter acre with her husband of 21 years and three tweens. She continues to share how her experience with farming has been a therapeutic aspect in her life. She also leads the wellness portion of the Veterans to Farm program and collaborates with food sovereignty organizations to support self-reliance and community resilience from the ground up.

 

Paul Fleisher was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a master’s degree in education. Through travel, Paul developed a love for food which turned into Fleisher Family Farm that began as a quarter acre, 10-person CSA where they taught homesteading classes and host farm to table dinners. The farm has flourished into a thriving 2-acre, 90-person CSA full of flowers, chickens, ducks and bees. Paul’s long journey of self-education and learning from others in the field has turned his “side hustle” into his life’s work.

The Magic of Moths in Ink and Color

William H. Lizars (1788-1859) of Edinburgh was an established portrait and genre painter who went to work in the book trade and created plates for “British Butterflies” and J.J. Audubon's “The Birds of America.” Lizars experimented with new techniques and is perhaps best known for his colored insect and bird illustrations on monochromatic habitat backgrounds. During this class we concentrate on moths. Moths are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to hide from predators, and, because of their large numbers, moths are a significant source of food to other species in the ecosystem. These nocturnal insects are as beautiful as butterflies but are hidden from us in the dark. Working in ink and your choice of color media, design a final plate in the scientific style of Lizars.

Prerequisites: Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink I, Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I or Botanical Illustration in Watercolor I.

Fee: $265 member, $315 non-member.

Date(s):

Mon, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 6-9 p.m.

Instructor: Susan DiMarchi

 

The Skin of Trees: Expressive Ink Textures in Bark on Mylar

We often overlook bark, the structured and always important part of the plant, and only focus on leaves and flowers. You will discover the diversity of tree bark while stepping away from tradition to try new techniques and learn about this essential protective element of the tree. Trade your technical pen for a quill and brush and learn to express ink lines in a relaxed and painterly fashion. Begin with a look at how other artists have used ink expressively. Demonstration and practice with the new tools and colored inks prepares you to start your own drawing. Choose a botanical subject and experiment with techniques for successfully depicting line, form and texture. Make a mistake? No problem! You can erase ink from Mylar and try again. Complete a botanical study and enjoy a fresh, fun way to approach this time-honored medium.

Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil II.

Fee: $265 member, $315 non-member.

Date(s):

Thu, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 9 a.m. - noon

Instructor: Susan DiMarchi

 

Therapeutic Thursdays - ONLINE

Join Denver Botanic Gardens' horticultural therapists from your home or office as we share techniques used in the Therapeutic Horticulture program. Engage your senses as we guide you in how to connect with plants in your everyday life.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Only one registration is needed per streaming device. Advanced registration required.

Details on how to join the program streamed live through Vimeo will be emailed 30 minutes before the start of the program. Program time is 2 p.m. Mountain Time.

 

August 13: Taking the Tropics Home

Join Conservatory Horticulturist Nicholas Giaquinto for a session focusing on tropical houseplants. Learn about basic care for houseplants, how to repot your overgrown plants, and propagation methods to use at home to expand your collection.

 

August 27: Virtual Meditative Plant Walk at the Gardens

Learn to walk mindfully among plants. Pause to engage with plants and connect with different physical sensations, isolating the senses to feel the temperature of the air and the warmth of the sun, tune into sounds and scents, and take in the abundance of life all around that we are sometimes too busy to notice. This is also an opportunity to see what is blooming in August at our Chatfield Botanic Gardens location.

 

Price: Complimentary, advanced registration required.

Instructors: Catharine McCord

Catharine McCord is a program coordinator at the Gardens for adult education programs and the Therapeutic Horticulture Program. She is also the recipient of the 2020 American Horticultural Society’s Great American Gardeners Award for Horticultural Therapy.

 

This Mountain Life Film

71 mins | Rated Not Rated | Documentary
Directed by Grant Baldwin
Starring Tania Halik, Martina Halik, Barry Blanchard

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in a province that is 75% mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother, Tania, attempt a bitterly cold 2,300-kilometer ski trek from Canada to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains; a journey that has been completed only once before, and never by a female duo.

Their adventure is interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance: the gripping story an avalanche burial; a group of nuns who inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. Shot in cinematic detail,  This Mountain Life  is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.

 

Price: $15, $12 member

Vinyasa, Violins and Vino

Yoga with a twist. Enjoy vinyasa yoga, live violin music and a picnic! Relax in nature as Blake Burger, certified instructor and Gardens’ horticulturist, leads an hour-long class in the Gardens. Conclude the evening with a bring your own picnic and music performance. BYOB wine and beer is permitted.

 

ONSITE PROGRAMMING

A limited offering of adult education programming will follow social distancing protocols, with advanced registration and seating in a room or outdoors with students separated by at least six feet and wearing face coverings.

 

 

Instructor: DBG's own horticulturalist and yoga instructor Blake Burger

Musician: Brittany Erickson is a classical violinist living in Denver, Colorado. She has performed chamber music and orchestral works across the country including with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Curtis Institute, and the Harvard University Orchestra. By day, Brittany is an educator who supports school districts to design innovative new schools, and in her spare time, she can be found enjoying the Colorado mountains or tending her vegetable garden with her partner, John.

Price: $18 general public

Special Instructions: Please bring your own yoga mat, water, picnic and a beverage or adult beverage of your choosing. Please be sure to bring valid ID if consuming alcohol.

This is a rain or shine event, both the yoga class and picnic will be held under the clear tent and lights of the amphitheater. Class will begin promptly at 6:30pm, so please arrive early enough to get settled in.

Gift of Individual Plus

Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated. Please allow 7-10 business days for the gift packet to be mailed to your gift recipient.

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

1 membership card (Only valid for named card holder)

2 people admitted per visit (Card holder + 1 guest)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 5)

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Individual Plus

1 membership card (Only valid for named card holder)

2 people admitted per visit (Card holder + 1 guest)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 5)

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Friends & Family

2 membership cards

6 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 4)

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Gift of Friends & Family

Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated. Please allow 7-10 business days for the gift packet to be mailed to your gift recipient.

 

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

2 membership cards

6 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 4)

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

York Street Member Morning

Important Update: Denver Botanic Gardens is gradually re-opening to the public. We look forward to welcoming you back! But it is only with your cooperation as a visitor that we can succeed in this re-opening. Below you will find important information you will need for your first visit back!

Capacity is now limited and a timed ticket is required for entry to Denver Botanic Gardens. All ticket purchases must be made in advance either online or over the phone. No tickets will be available for purchase onsite.

Enter through the Group Gate just south of the Visitor Center on York Street.

*Members: Please reserve your tickets in advance online or over the phone. You will not be able to check-in onsite. Reserve early before tickets sell out.

 

 

Gardens Plus

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 3)

3 one-time use guest passes

Optional caregiver membership card

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Gift of Gardens Plus

Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated. Please allow 7-10 business days for the gift packet to be mailed to your gift recipient.

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 3)

3 one-time use guest passes

Optional caregiver membership card

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Gift of Supporter

Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated. Please allow 7-10 business days for the gift packet to be mailed to your gift recipient.

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 2)

4 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

 

 

Supporter

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 2)

4 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

 

Gift of Patron

Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated. Please allow 7-10 business days for the gift packet to be mailed to your gift recipient.

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 2)

4 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

Individual Plus gift membership

Payment installment plan available

 

 

Patron

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 2)

4 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

Individual Plus gift membership

Payment installment plan available

 

Four Seasons

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 1)

4 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

Individual Plus gift membership

Payment installment plan available

Invitations to VIP events

VIP concert experience with special entrance

 

Gift of Four Seasons

Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated. Please allow 7-10 business days for the gift packet to be mailed to your gift recipient.

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 1)

4 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Access to the Gardens' quarterly magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

Individual Plus gift membership

Payment installment plan available

Invitations to VIP events

VIP concert experience with special entrance

 

 

 

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