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Denver Botanic Gardens Founder Dies At 100

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Dr. Moras L. Shubert (credit: geraniumsonline.com)

Dr. Moras L. Shubert (credit: geraniumsonline.com)

DENVER (CBS4) – The founder of the Denver Botanic Gardens has died at 100 years old.

Dr. Moras L. Shubert founded the institution and was the board’s first secretary in 1951. He served as a trustee until his death.

Shubert was also a supporter of the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield site.

“Moras was and will always be an inspiration. He lived a full life right up until the end. He would give me a list of new projects whenever we talked, and he was consistently optimistic about the future. I will never forget the warmth and delight in his laugh,” Gardens CEO Brian Vogt said in a statement.

A trail and the conservation genetics lab at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is named for Shubert.

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