York Street Trial Garden Evaluation Day

September 23, 2014 | Bridget Blomquist
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. The purpose of Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street Trial...Read more
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wanderings take you, art at the Gardens is never far away.

Art in the Gardens - The Story of a Pikes Peaker

September 8, 2014 | Jen Tobias
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wandering takes you, art at the Gardens is never far away.Read more
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.

Art in the Gardens - Sculpture at Dawn

August 25, 2014 | Jen Tobias
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.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' 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.

Art in the Gardens - More Permanent Collections!

August 13, 2014 | Jen Tobias
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.Read more
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Three Girls, Three Gardens, Thirty Days

August 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
One hot summer day I went to visit my former client’s organic garden and she said to me, “One day I want to eat just from my garden. I wonder if I could do it for a month?” I quickly responded that I loved the idea and wanted to try it. Our friend, who is an organic urban grower, wanted to take...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!

Art in the Gardens - Permanent Collection Edition

July 22, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!Read more

Hydrangeas for Colorado?

July 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Hydrangea quercifolia This time of year I am amazed to see spectacular mounds of Hydrangea 'Annabelle' glowing around the metro area. That is one cultivar that has certainly made its mark, although one doesn't see quite as many of them as you would in a more humid part of the country. I've noticed...Read more

Midsummer Minion: the hardiest Pelargonium

July 14, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The hardy "Geranium" Savvy gardeners will tell you that "Geraniums" in common parlance are really " Pelargonium " (their proper Latin Name) and generally tender plants. There are, in fact, two true Pelargonium that grow only in Eurasia, and both of these are thriving at Denver Botanic Gardens: the...Read more
Winecups

Toast to Winecups! (Callirhoe involucrata)

July 6, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Winecups in Watersmart Garden Strolling around York Street gardens this time of year, you are apt to see a bright rose red plant that resembles a geranium in many gardens. It is apt to be winecups ( Callirhoe involucrata ), a favorite of many staff and keen gardeners in the area. Not a geranium at...Read more

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