Springtime in the Oak Grove

Springtime in the Oak Grove

May 3, 2012 | Mike Holloway
Check It Out! It’s springtime in the Oak Grove. With the weather already warming up in Denver, the Oak Grove is a great place to go and cool down. Stroll through this natural setting and enjoy the shade that the canopy of oaks provides. There are forty-six oaks in this garden including species oaks...Read more
Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

April 3, 2012 | John Murgel
Few things signify spring like trees covered in blossoms. Spring so far has been on the early side, thanks to our warmer than usual temperatures through March. Many species that would oftentimes only be beginning to bloom at this time of year are already finished flowering—they seem to think it’s...Read more

Four Spring Gardens Last Week across Denver

March 24, 2012 | Matt Cole
I didn't realize until now that I visited four public gardens last week. Naturally, I saw something different at each, and more remarkably, I had my camera with me. I hadn't planned to compare the four, but why not? Four Gardens in different places between central Denver and the Chatfield area...Read more
Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale!

Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale!

March 16, 2012 | Maria Bumgarner
I am excited to announce the first Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale at Denver Botanic Gardens! The Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale is a collection of spring flowering bulbs that Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturists felt are the best--the bulbs that we thought should be given a gold star. With the Fall Bulb Pre-...Read more
Galanthus elwesii is blooming

Galanthus elwesii is blooming

March 13, 2012 | Mike Holloway
Check It Out! Galanthus elwesii is blooming, a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. As you are strolling through Denver Botanic Gardens, keep an eye out for these beautiful, delicate looking little nodding white flowers, poking their heads up through the snow. Perhaps this is where they...Read more
The Importance of Being Ephemeral

The Importance of Being Ephemeral

March 6, 2012 | John Murgel
The first daffodils are peeking through the soil, and some of the earliest bulbs—crocus and galanthus—are finishing up their flowering cycle. As spring progresses we will watch the annual parade of our favorites: tulips, allium, eremurus, and others will flower and vanish before the worst of summer...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: February 24th

This Week at the Gardens: February 24th

February 24, 2012 | Ellen Hertzman
Remind me not to take pictures of happy spring flowers in February: Hellebores can be found tucked in many corners featuring dappled shade. These are thriving in the Rock Alpine Garden. Head to the Orangery, to catch our annual jump-the-season display of festive tulips, daffs, and primroses. (It’s...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: February 17th

This Week at the Gardens: February 17th

February 16, 2012 | Ellen Hertzman
Do you have the feeling winter is lasting FOREVER this year? Me too. Hellebores (Helleborus) in white, pink, and even deep red and black are some of winter’s best compensation! Find them in the Waring Garden, the Rock Alpine Garden, along Shady Lane, and elsewhere. Also in the always precocious...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
Orchid Showcase in Denver Botanic Gardens' Orangery

Orchid Showcase in Denver Botanic Gardens' Orangery

January 31, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
About this time each year I start itching to see the first blooms of spring. Thankfully, the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens is currently loaded with colorful orchid blossoms. Come visit our Orchid Showcase to help quench your thirst for that burst of spring color. Our Orchid Showcase (which...Read more

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