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
Peter Korn

Out of the wild, into the garden: A Swedish designer shows how...

September 26, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Pulsatilla halleri white Is this pasqueflower in a garden? Or the wild? This and literally thousands of other wildflowers are growing in Peter Korn's private garden as they would on their native alps and Himalayas! Another pulsatilla, nodding with morning frost... Here you can see the garden a bit...Read more

Home Canning

July 12, 2013 | Featured Instructor
The notion of putting food up is one that previous generations were familiar with - taking the bounty of the local harvest and preserving it for later. Of course, many of us didn’t grow up with the tradition of putting food up. But as we have become re-introduced with the art of growing our own...Read more
Outdoor painting

Pleine Air Painting in the Gardens

July 5, 2013 | Featured Instructor
New or seasoned to the art of painting, join us at the Gardens for some inspiration for your next painting! Painting outdoors is attributed to the Impressionists. It was the magic of photography that allowed them to see what affect time of day and sunlight had on their surroundings. Before the...Read more
Bumblebee on hymenoxys hoopesii

Pesticides, Pollinators and IPM

June 19, 2013 | Katy Wilcox Wieczorek
In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), a discussion of pollinators, pests, and how we deal with them seems in order. As gardeners, we are aware of the insect life that surrounds our favorite plants and flowers. We anticipate the fruits of our labor a when we plant our first seedlings...Read more

Fiber Arts at the Gardens

June 14, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Knitting and crocheting are not just about baby booties and cozying up to the fire in the dead of winter (although, don't get me wrong, those things are very pleasant), it's also about creating something beautiful and unpredictable with textiles that might match the current season. Yarns are now...Read more
Compost (photo by normanack  - Flickr)

Successful Composting

May 17, 2013 | Featured Instructor
As most Colorado gardeners know, the first step to growing strong and healthy vegetables is to have good soil; and the first step to having healthy soil is to add organic matter by way of compost. While there are many sources for purchasing finished compost, creating your own compost is often a...Read more
Growing Berries on the Front Range

Growing Berries on the Front Range

April 24, 2013 | Featured Instructor
There is nothing like a fresh raspberry right from your very own yard. Feeling intimidated, though, about your likelihood of success with the berries? Come to the Gardens and learn from the pros and you can be picking your first raspberry before you know it. The easiest path to raspberry growing...Read more
Bringing World Water Day Home

Bringing World Water Day Home

March 21, 2013 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Friday, March 22, 2013 is World Water Day – it has been since the United Nations declared it so in 1993. As Denver and Colorado head into a seemingly imminent drought this summer, the typical global calls-to-action this day evokes may indeed be trumped by the need to act locally to conserve the...Read more

Open Book Test for our Members

February 20, 2013 | Membership Department
How do I get started xeriscaping my yard? Is it too early to start aerating my lawn? When should I start my vegetables from seed? Are there any good murder-mystery novels that involve my interest in horticulture? If you’ve asked yourself any or all of those questions, and you are a member of Denver...Read more

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