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"Hiking" around the Denver Botanic Gardens -- Check out the Chihuly exhibit

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A must do "hike" before November 30th, is a "hike" around the Denver Botanic Gardens.

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The Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting an exhibit of sculptor Dave Chihuly's work. Even if you're not into art, per se, it is fascinating to see how Chihuly's interesting glass sculpture pieces fit right into the gardens.

The sculptures range in size, form, color and style. There are squiggly pieces that fit in with the leaves and there are tall sculptures that can't be missed. There are sculptures in the grasses, in the flowers and even in the water.

The Denver Botanic Gardens website says, "Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Rocky Mountain Region's first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's sculptures – ranging in size and form – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens' 24-acre urban oasis. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens."

Check out the attached slideshow to see how well the sculptures fit into the scenery.

Depending on how well you do following the map, finding the 15+ sculptures can add up to a hike of about 1.75 miles.

Details: The Chihuly pieces are on display until November 30. Admission to the Denver gardens is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children ages 3-12. Check the Denver Botanic Gardens website before you go to make sure the gardens are not closing early for a special event.

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