Denver Botanic Gardens
The Jonathan Merage Foundation is a strong partner to the Denver Botanic Gardens. Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens began in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance 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. The Gardens is a dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family—as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs.
In 2014, the Jonathan Merage Foundation funded the installation of photovoltaic panels on the newly developed Science Pyramid, providing an important tool for community education on the benefits of sustainable energy. This grant was a continuation of the foundation’s ongoing support to the Denver Botanic Gardens, as it was the very first gift in support of making the Science Pyramid a reality in 2010, and had previously funded educational programming for climate related plant programs.
In 2016, the Jonathan Merage Foundation continues its support of the Denver Botanic Gardens by funding the development and installation of an advanced digital projection mapping system.