York Street gardens and Chatfield Farms are open on July 4.
York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 10 and July 15 for concerts, and close at 3 p.m. on July 14 for a private event. Other early closings.
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
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
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
This rose isn’t called ‘Stanwell Perpetual’ for nothing. It is still throwing out buds and has many white flowers on it. There are several to admire in the Fragrance Garden. One of my favorite shrubs for autumn color as well as spring fragrance is the Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii). This...Read more
Now Ellen! I don't decry your lovely shots of snow, but flowers are still blazing out there! Let's not rush into this winter thing quite yet (although I don't deny we've had two good blasts of snow the last few weeks). I counted dozens of plants with flowers lingering, and there are (in fact) a few...Read more
Among them, Brugmansia, also called Angel’s Trumpet, is seductively gorgeous. Its thick, sweet fragrance grows stronger as the flower matures. All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans and animals. Don’t Let it Escape! Safely contained in the pond in Marnie’s Pavilion, water hyacinth (...Read more
Did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturists have created and maintained the interior flora and fauna displays at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (CCSC) year round since August 2005? These pictures show the Grand Court at the CCSC in September. "Every September, I like to add a bit of...Read more
Fruit These prickly pear fruits, or “cactus apples” as I heard a child call them, are really showy at the moment. This picture was taken in the Water-Smart Garden. Leaves Plenty of fall color enriches the Gardens, from glowing yellow trees to more subtle browns and fiery reds and oranges. Tall...Read more
Different Dinosaur kale is an eye-catching addition to the landscape that can also be eaten! See it in the border north side of Monet Pond and elsewhere. Also in the crazy veg department, these ornamental cucumbers are for show only, but definitely provoke conversation. Devilish Fiery Celosia is a...Read more