Father's Day Gifts

The Shop at the Gardens Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 12, 2015 | Sean Mahoney
Father’s Day is just around the corner and the Shop at the Gardens has some great gift ideas for the dad(s) in your life. Don’t forget Gardens members receive 10% off all purchases. The Shop is open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last entry to the Gardens is 8 p.m.) You don’t need to pay admission to...Read more
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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

Making the Most of Out of Your CSA

May 20, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Is this the first year you’ve joined a CSA and you’re a little worried about what you’re going to do with all that produce? Or have you been hearing lots about CSAs lately and you’re wondering if a CSA would be a good fit for your family? Wonder no further - Denver Botanic Gardens and Chef...Read more
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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

Gardens' Internship Program

April 29, 2015 | Ann Montague
The whirlwind of spring activities is well underway here at the Gardens but in a few weeks fresh energy in the form of our class of summer horticulture interns will be adding to the mix. Denver Botanic Gardens Internship Program dates back to 1976. Since inception, hundreds of budding horticulture...Read more
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Basics of Floral Design

April 29, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Arranging fresh-cut flowers in a vase brings extra hours of joy for everyone in your home. Here are some easy-to-use techniques to give longer life to your flowers and foliages when harvesting from your garden: First and foremost - Have a good time with your garden! Plan ahead. Harvested flowers...Read more
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Garden Whimsy

April 22, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Would you like to own a playful garden that makes people smile? You can--simply by incorporating whimsical elements into your landscape. Whimsy can take all forms, from perky plants to gleeful garden art. Try filling pots with colorful or unusual plants, such as pencil cactus ( Euphorbia tirucalli...Read more

Cactus and Succulent Extravaganza

March 26, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Delosperma Fire Spinner In the course of my tenure I've seen many fads and enthusiasms sweep over Denver Botanic Gardens. Some (like perennial gardens and Xeriscape) seem to have stuck around. If you haven't noticed, succulents are HOT right now. Each year I notice more and more containers planted...Read more

Literature of the Land Book Club: Spring 2015

March 24, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
I am pleased to announce the spring 2015 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. We delve into literature related to the land and to nature, discussing topics that...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

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