Floriade 2012: Theme Education and Innovation

Floriade 2012: Theme Education and Innovation

June 1, 2012 | Sarada Krishnan
The Dutch horticulture sector is a leader in innovation and a global trendsetter. Through agricultural education, the Netherlands spreads and exchanges skills and knowledge. This section showcases the interaction between education and innovation in horticulture through display gardens and hands-on...Read more
Floriade 2012: Theme Environment

Floriade 2012: Theme Environment

May 31, 2012 | Sarada Krishnan
Throughout the Floriade Park, deliberately designed themed gardens are surrounded by large expanses of lawn interspersed with colorful flower borders. Though the season was just beginning with annuals just being planted, most of the borders were very attractive in a combination of purple and red...Read more
Floriade 2012: An introduction

Floriade 2012: An introduction

May 29, 2012 | Sarada Krishnan
Floriade is the world horticultural expo that takes place in the Netherlands once every ten years. The Floriade 2012 exhibition is in Venlo, in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands, just west of the German border and about 180 km (112 miles) southeast of Amsterdam. The origin of Floriade...Read more
Madagascar Discovery – The Trip of a Lifetime!

Madagascar Discovery – The Trip of a Lifetime!

May 10, 2012 | Sarada Krishnan
Since the separation of the tectonic plate from Africa 165 million years ago and from India at the end of the Cretaceous period about 70 million years ago, Madagascar has been evolving in isolation leading to the emergence of numerous and distinct forms of plants, animals, and geological features...Read more
How to become a Rare Plant Monitoring Steward volunteer

How to become a Rare Plant Monitoring Steward volunteer

April 27, 2012 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Denver Botanic Gardens works hard to conserve rare plants. There are over 120 species that are of conservation concern within Colorado and these plants can be found all across the state. With our small staff of conservation ecologists, we can only reach a small subset of these plants in a given...Read more

Morning Rain Brightens Gardens for Spring

March 9, 2012 | Matt Cole
[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Rain may not brighten your day, but I was positively enthusiastic about it this week. After enough winter, it seemed like a sign of spring and a chance to step into the Gardens. My shoes clomped across wet pavement and I relished the sensation. When I hit a...Read more
Tropical Conservatory Tours

Tropical Conservatory Tours

February 11, 2012 | Sarah Spearman
Denver has just had a foot of snow, but the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is glowing with humidity and learning opportunities. If you’re dying to get out of the house, Denver Botanic Gardens has just the solution for you. Often times during winter when we drive by or think of the Gardens...Read more
As Busy as Gardeners in Winter

As Busy as Gardeners in Winter

January 27, 2012 | Matt Cole
Winter is busy, and not just for Colorado skiers. Gardeners are planning, dreaming and preparing; growers are tending indoor blooms; and propagators are starting plants to be ready for warm weather: busy! Evergreens are balancing photosynthesis and drought, orchids are delivering on the promise of...Read more
Home Harvest Garden

Home Harvest Garden

December 13, 2011 | Julie Casault
Growing vegetables can be one of the most gratifying gardening experiences. It is amazing to watch seeds, bulbs, and small plants grow to become a productive food harvest. For children, this can be the first exposure to horticulture and a very educational experience in nutrition, health and science...Read more
How to make a simple hypertufa trough

How to make a simple hypertufa trough

December 2, 2011 | Brien Darby
From time to time, the greenhouse team at Denver Botanic Gardens will build hypertufa troughs. These troughs are a great addition to a garden, especially for showcasing some of the rock garden plants, native wildflowers, and cacti that might otherwise be lost in a larger landscape. We sell our...Read more

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