chatfield native plants

Gardening with Native Plants

June 3, 2015 | Featured Instructor
We read disturbing news everyday about the fate of our honeybees and the demise of the iconic Monarch butterfly. It’s enough to make any dedicated gardener feel helpless! But there is something we can do to help solve the problem. Establishing and growing native plant gardens can provided critical...Read more

Meet Your Local Medicinal Plants

May 13, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Did you know that many of the plants growing right around you have medicinal properties? From weeds like dandelion and mullein to natives growing in the nearby hills like willow and arnica, as well as culinary garden plants like thyme, lavender and sage. You are surrounded by nature’s pharmacy! All...Read more

Irrigating Vegetables

March 18, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Despite appearances, winter is a fine time to begin to address what is arguably the most important aspect of growing any plants in your space: how you move water around your ground. Remember, SOIL NEVER FREEZES. Water freezes, the water in your soil freezes, the water in your plants freezes, but...Read more
'Blonde Ambition'

The grass is Chatfield!

September 24, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' on left I'm talking about the OTHER kind of grass, incidentally. The orange Agastache on the upper right of this picture is also a Plant Select choice: Agastache aurantiaca --a spectacular species one does not see nearly enough. Both of these, and many more...Read more

Veteran Reintegration Program at Chatfield

August 27, 2014 | Emilee Vanderneut
The growing season is in full swing at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield . Participants of the Veteran Reintegration Program helped plant and harvest vegetables on the five acre Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm . They also planted pumpkins, decorative gourds, ornamental Indian corn and...Read more

What in blazes?

August 15, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me. You...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

July 7, 2014 | Rebecca Hufft Kao
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...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Veteran Reintegration Program Farm Tour

March 10, 2014 | Emilee Vanderneut
Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to visit Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! Chatfield offers many great programs, including a new Veteran Reintegration Program. Are you a post 9/11 military service member? Do you know a veteran who has recently returned to civilian life? On March 29, 9...Read more

Veterans Supporting Community Agriculture

November 11, 2013 | Emilee Vanderneut
Transformation at Chatfield Take a moment and ask yourself, when is the last time you visited Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield ? Do you and your family go to Chatfield once a year for the Pumpkin Festival, Corn Maze or Trail of Lights? Regardless of your answer, I would like to inform you that...Read more
Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

October 24, 2013 | Matt Cole
In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn. From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all! I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have...Read more