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Cafe Botanique - Botanical Illustration and the Prairie: A Tale of Two Sisters - ONLINE

Botanical Illustration Diploma presentation

Learn about the collaboration of sisters Linda Forbess (illustrator) and Helen Alexander (ecologist and writer) to produce Tallgrass Prairies in Mid-America: A Guide to Common Plants and Reflections on Prairie Landscapes of the Past, Present, and Future. Botanical illustration requires observational skill, artistic talent, and a willingness to work closely with scientists—and all three were important in this endeavor. In this program you’ll explore the drawings, fieldwork, and review process that celebrates the tallgrass prairie, the book’s inspiration.

Linda Forbess earned her Foundational Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from Denver Botanic Gardens in 2015. She plans to complete the Gardens’ Diploma in Botanical Illustration in 2020.

Helen Alexander is an ecology professor at the University of Kansas. She is currently collaborating with Forbess and biologist W. Dean Kettle on a book about environments and environmental history of the central United States.

Seedlings Show and Share - ONLINE

Seedlings Show and Share is a remote opportunity for families to connect with each other and nature from the comfort of home! Join Denver Botanic Gardens' Family Program Team to sing songs, listen to stories, and share natural items you find around your home or neighborhood. This 20-30 minute live program is held virtually using Zoom.


Audience: Families with children 18 months to 6 years


Price: Free, registration is required.


Registration Instructions: Only one registration is needed per household. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the day before program.


The day before the Seedlings Show and Share session you will receive email on how to join the program electronically.


If the program is sold out, we encourage you to add your family's name to the waitlist. More program times will be added to accommodate waitlists.


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