Tree Diversity and YOU!

February 28, 2017 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone says they love trees. Practically every one of the millions of trees in the Front Range was planted by someone. Dutch Elm disease removed most American elms fifty years ago, and Thousand Cankers is busy wiping out the Black Walnuts right now. And Emerald Ash Borer is not likely to be...Learn more
Collecting seeds

Supporting the National Seed Strategy

February 27, 2017 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
In mid-February 2017, about 300 scientists, land managers, restoration practitioners and seed production experts met in Washington, D.C. at the National Native Seed Conference. This event is held every two years to unite people working with native plant materials development, production and use in...Learn more
2016 Denver Botanic Gardens Horticulture Interns posing with Chihuly sculpture

Horticulture Internships Available

January 24, 2017 | Kevin Williams
How will you spend your summer vacation? Every year Denver Botanic Gardens' Horticulture Department accepts college students from across the country as interns in a rigorous, 10-week horticulture internship. Under the supervision of Gardens’ horticulturists, interns will gain hands-on experience...Learn more

Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2016 | Brian Vogt
We all have favorite seasons. Mine has always been autumn, probably because it’s the time of year I wish would last twice as long. Everything seems mature in the plant world and determined to go out in a blaze of glory. Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens has definitely reached a new level in recent...Learn more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

September 19, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Learn more
Flowers on Mount Goliath

Mount Goliath – Nature’s Weathered Beauty

June 22, 2016 | Sarada Krishnan
Mount Goliath, the northern shoulder of Mount Evans, located within the Arapaho National Forest, takes my breath away each time I visit. Denver Botanic Gardens has been offering free guided hikes of the M. Walter Pesman Trail for many years.Learn more

The Spiral Aloe perplex

January 27, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Aloe polyphylla at Semonkong Lodge Few plants better epitomize the quandaries of plant conservation than this iconic aloe, endemic to the heights of south-central Lesotho, South Africa. Once relatively abundant (Alan Beverly estimated at least 10,000 a half century ago), this magnificent national...Learn more

The Ice Plant Cometh

September 10, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Delosperma floribundum 'Starburst' There have been a veritable flood of hardy ice plants on the market in recent years, to the point where we have forgotten about some of the worthy old timers. This happens to be a twenty year anniversary for the time when I first saw and collected this delightful...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

July 7, 2014 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
The health and diversity of native plant populations impact our food, water and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the fundamental basis for all life on earth; this includes forming soil and cycling nutrients. Plants are the critical base of food chains in most ecosystems and native plants most...Learn more

To Gardens With Love

February 14, 2014 | John Murgel
Gardens are wonderful. Understatement! Gardens (and the plants that inhabit them) provide so much to humanity, a Valentine ode seems appropriate. O, Gardens, I love thee because: 1. You keep people healthy. Gardening can be a very physical activity. Plants and green places provide a filter for air...Learn more

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