Gardens' Internship Program

April 29, 2015 | Ann Montague
The whirlwind of spring activities is well underway here at the Gardens but in a few weeks fresh energy in the form of our class of summer horticulture interns will be adding to the mix. Denver Botanic Gardens Internship Program dates back to 1976. Since inception, hundreds of budding horticulture...Read more

Cactus and Succulent Extravaganza

March 26, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Delosperma Fire Spinner In the course of my tenure I've seen many fads and enthusiasms sweep over Denver Botanic Gardens. Some (like perennial gardens and Xeriscape) seem to have stuck around. If you haven't noticed, succulents are HOT right now. Each year I notice more and more containers planted...Read more

Literature of the Land Book Club: Spring 2015

March 24, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
I am pleased to announce the spring 2015 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. We delve into literature related to the land and to nature, discussing topics that...Read more
Iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'

Nettled by iris...

March 17, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' As I was driving home yesterday I passed a house which boasted a narrow bed along its north side with hundreds--maybe thousands of snowdrops. I began looking intently (through Capitol Hill mind you--one of Denver's most plant-dense neighborhoods). Surely there must be...Read more

Planning an event? We can host it!

March 4, 2015 | Special Events
Looking to host a great party but not sure what kind? Denver Botanic Gardens is a great place with many options! We host: Weddings and receptions Meetings and corporate retreats Birthday parties for all ages Bridal showers Baby showers Fundraisers Celebration of life Holiday parties Bar and Bat...Read more
The Forgotten Garden

Book Review: "The Forgotten Garden"

March 1, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
The Forgotten Garden is an ambitious tale spanning five generations of women. Beginning in Australia, the story opens with a lost little girl who has no idea who she is or where she came from. The only clue to her origins is a charming book of fairy tales found amongst her belongings. Years later,...Read more

Fruit Tree Growing Tips

February 11, 2015 | Featured Instructor
If your fruit tree doesn’t produce well or you’re considering planting a new fruit tree, the following are some tips to keep in mind. The age to bearing of fruit trees after planting is 3 to 5 years depending on species. Because fruit trees are an investment in time, carefully consider planting...Read more

Love is in the air

February 4, 2015 | Special Events
Whether you were engaged over the holidays or you are hoping for something special on Valentine’s Day, there is no doubt that this time of year, love is in the air. And now you need somewhere to get married! Denver Botanic Gardens is a top-rated, award-winning botanic garden located in the heart of...Read more

Book Review: "Annihilation"

February 3, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
A biologist, an anthropologist, a psy chologist, and a surveyor walk into a forest.… This group of four women, known only by their occupational titles, is the twelfth expedition into remote Area X, a pristine, Edenic, yet unusual forest that rarely allows survivors. Annihilation , the first book in...Read more
Fragrant Roses: picture of Abraham Darby rose

Fragrant Roses

January 28, 2015 | Featured Instructor
While it’s quite wonderful to receive a dozen long-stemmed red roses on Valentine’s Day, what better time to daydream about and plan your very own lusciously fragrant rose garden? You can then create your garden of long-lasting, disease-resistant roses in the colors and fragrances (fruits, flowers...Read more

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