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Volunteer for Pumpkin Festival!

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Volunteers at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's Annual Pumpkin Festival

Maybe it’s the crisp prairie air at the turn of the season, the countless families celebrating an annual tradition, or the occasional child exploring the pumpkin patch in dressed in a wizard costume, but the Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield always feels magical. Watching families happily stroll down the paths with wagons full of pumpkins is a rewarding experience.

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Horticultural Therapy in the Japanese Garden

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Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Summer is slowly coming to the end and we are starting to see the presence of fall in Sho-Fu-En.  The feathery, silver flowerheads of maidenhair grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yakushima’) wave in the breeze around the Japanese Garden’s moon-viewing deck.

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DRACULA at large at Denver Botanic Gardens!

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Nick Snakenberg

  Dracula chiroptera Nick Snakenberg, our curator of orchid collections, is justifiably proud of his collection of Draculas. Over the past few months he has leeringly invited various staff walking by to admire these exotic and stunning orchids from South America, which he is able to grow superbly in the cool orchid greenhouse (alas! not open to the public).

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Concert Sept. 3 - Melissa Etheridge

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Melissa Etheridge

We have a concert at York Street tonight, our last of the season. Be sure to read this bio, compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum and his wife Sue Ann Hum, before you go to the concert. A special thanks, Rick and Sue Ann, for all of the great bios this year. We'll see you dancing tonight at the concert!

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