Off the Clock

Off the Clock Themes: How Do We Choose?

January 16, 2017 | Special Events
Earlier this month, we kicked off our 2017 Off the Clock event series with a reprise of a popular theme from last year, Vintage Victorian. Our attendees braved the fresh snow and chilly weather to join us for an evening of live music, hands-on crafts, cash bars, and the lush beauty of the Gardens’...Learn more
Hands planting pansies

Family Workshop: Winter Fairies

January 5, 2017 | Melissa Gula
Fairies are our garden friends! Join us for our Winter Fairies Family Workshop and add a little whimsy to your day as you and your child delve into the enchanting world of garden fairies. Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. During the workshop...Learn more
 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum)

梅Ume: Prunus mume in Japanese culture

January 3, 2017 | Ebi Kondo
A sentimental love affair between ancient Japanese intellectuals and Ume: 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum), Prunus mume, has been one of the most popular winter-blooming trees in Japan for centuries. There are over 250 cultivars of both single or double blossoms with shades of white, pink and red...Learn more
All-America Selections Garden

2018 Rental Calendar Opens January 4

January 2, 2017 | Special Events
Make your event a memorable one by hosting it in the splendid surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens. Our York Street location offers a variety of venues for every kind of event at any time of year, and our Chatfield Farms location offers a rustic, pastoral setting perfect for your next event...Learn more
Blossoms of Light Lumenscape

Meet AudioPixel: The Team Behind the Lumenscape

December 12, 2016 | Special Events
At the end of the twinkling Blossoms of Light pathway, visitors arrive at the Lumenscape: a massive lighting display that reacts to interactive instruments and recorded music. Nearly 15,000 individually-programmed LEDs dance in an array of lights that fills the entire UMB Amphitheater, offering an...Learn more
Character pines

December in the Japanese Garden

December 7, 2016 | Ebi Kondo
The name of the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 松風園 Sho-Fu-En, means ‘The garden of pine and wind’ and was inspired by the Rocky Mountain wilderness. During our growing season, we often think of evergreens as a background to colorful flowers and leaves. Winter precedes the vivid colors...Learn more
The Shop at the Gardens Tent Sale

Save An Additional 25% at The Shop’s Pre-Holiday Sale!

December 1, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
Who needs the mall and waiting in line for generic gifts when you’ve got The Shop at the Gardens! A longtime favorite shopping destination for members, neighbors and gift seekers alike, The Shop is your one-stop-holiday-shop. Now, to make shopping with us extra sweet, we’ve marked down everything...Learn more
popular jewelry collection can be found at incredible prices including sparkly gemstone and sterling necklaces by Patricia Locke, cool metal cuffs by Alkemie, funky beaded accessories by CalaMarie and much more.

The Shop at the Gardens Pre-Holiday Sale Starts Nov. 10

November 9, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
We know what you’re thinking, “Holiday shopping? I’m still wearing shorts!” But despite the sunny Colorado weather, the days are flying by and the holidays are just around the corner. Lucky for you, the Shop at the Gardens is having a special pre-holiday tent sale filled with goodies for every...Learn more

Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2016 | Brian Vogt
We all have favorite seasons. Mine has always been autumn, probably because it’s the time of year I wish would last twice as long. Everything seems mature in the plant world and determined to go out in a blaze of glory. Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens has definitely reached a new level in recent...Learn more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

September 19, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Learn more

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