Earlier this week, the Denver Botanic Gardens opened its Mordecai Children’s Garden to the public and the Colorado Children’s Chorale Tour Choir was privileged to participate in the event. The goal of the Children’s Garden is to connect children with plants in the natural world, in their own garden with the freedom to play, explore and discover all year long. Because its natural environment constantly changes, no two visits will be alike.
Joined by Olivia Hain (winner of the DBG’s “Name the Marmot” contest), Digger (the garden’s marmot mascot, of course) and Denver Botanic Gardens CEO Brian Vogt, Janet Mordecai performed the official cutting of the ribbon to open the 3-acre oasis. Mrs. Mordecai is the lead donor and namesake of the Children’s Garden, and is a supporter of both the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Colorado Children’s Chorale, making our participation even more special to us.
Once the garden became “officially” open, Olivia led us all through the cave entrance where we had the chance to discover six different environments, including Marmot Mountain, Alpine garden and meadow, and the Mist-ery Forest. What a great environment to learn and play for children of all ages!
We had so much fun, we thought we would share part of the festivities with you, including the introduction of Digger, Tour Choir performing “Colorado Song” and the official ribbon cutting.
In its 51st year, the Denver Botanic Gardens’ 23-acre oasis in the heart of Denver is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States as well as a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate.