These Canadian geese found a home in the Japanese Garden.
The Denver Botanic Garden has many "squatters" among the migrating birds. Mallards and Canadian geese choose this place to raise their ducklings and goslings. These geese are a mated pair that have not yet made a nest.
The mallards chose a pond in Plantasia--with a Chinese theme.
These birds have chosen my two favorite sections of the gardens. Plantasia features two moon gates, a pebbled path, a bell kiosk--and of course--Asian plants.
I try to visit botanic gardens wherever we travel and have seen some beautiful ones but few have such variety as ours. There is an alpine garden for high-altitude plants, an indoor atrium for tropical plants and the "cloud forest" tree complete with orchids, bromeliads and epiphytes. There is a pine forest trail, a children's garden, a Southwest garden, a tall-grass prairie garden as well as small nook-gardens featuring different species of herbs, grasses and flowers.
When I want to walk somewhere, write or paint--alone or with friends--or just be quite and feel small, I go to the DBG. What a bargain to have such a place of respite for only $40 a year!