Denver Botanic Gardens. (Tips & Trips).
DENVER Catch jungle fever Pining for the tropics but can't
afford the airfare? Step inside Marnie's Pavilion at Denver Botanic
Gardens, where the spectacular new orchid exhibit opens this month.
"It's drop-dead gorgeous," says Panayoti Kelaidis,
curator of plant collections. "Previously we've only been able
to display a tiny fraction of our orchid collection. Now we can show off
hundreds of them at a time." The secret? A man-made "living
sculpture" tree specially designed to hold a perpetually blooming
selection of the garden's dazzling orchids, bromeliads, and other
epiphytes. 9-5 daily Oct-Apr; $5.50. www.botanicgardens.org or (720)