Project Description

Grantee Profile: Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) has been a Colorado cultural staple since their inception in the 1950s. They are one of the country’s first public botanic gardens to emphasize native plants and to champion water conservation and biological control of pests. Each of their gardens demonstrates the varied and beautiful ecosystems of Colorado. Today, Denver Botanic Gardens has three locations: York Street in Denver, Chatfield and Mount Goliath.

Denver Botanic Gardens is the 5th most visited botanical garden in the United States and one of only 17 to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Extensive educational programming and art installations by renowned sculptors have greatly contributed to engaging new audiences.

Significant capital improvements have been made over the past several years as part of Denver Botanic Gardens’ Master Development Plan. In 2008, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Trustees pledged a leadership gift of $1.5 million to DBG’s capital campaign; in recognition, the new Welcome Pavilion was named in honor of the Foundation.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation offers support for the 2018 Lecture Series, “The Edge of Art and Gardens: Exploring Beauty and Art in Gardens.” The activities for the 2018 Series will be immersive, creative and educational.

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