Denver Botanic Gardens was once again the host of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society’s New Waterlily Competition this year. This contest draws entries of new waterlily hybrids from skilled hybridizers around the world. This year there were 21 entries in three categories - hardy waterlilies, intersubgeneric (hardy x tropical crosses) and tropical waterlilies.
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to an amazing permanent collection of both indoor and outdoor artworks. Situated in the ever-changing galleries of nature, the stillness of outdoor sculpture offers a window into the shifting moods of the seasons.
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Grab an umbrella, put on your wellies and experience the beauty of outdoor sculpture at Denver Botanic Gardens against the backdrop of a dramatic Colorado rainstorm.
On August 5, 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens conducted its second trial evaluation day for the York Street Trial Garden. Located right outside our main entrance gate, visitors can get a look at various plant entries participating in the trials.
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.
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.