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

Garden Myths and Secrets

January 21, 2015 | Featured Instructor
The use of passed down pearls of wisdom and urban garden myths to improve plants and landscapes is as common as homemade cold and flu recipes. Has someone in your garden circle suggested some fool-proof miracle cure, product or technique to fix what’s ailing your plant or make it grow better? We’ve...Read more

Beekeeping Basics

January 7, 2015 | Featured Instructor
In winter, there isn't much a beekeeper can do to help the bees other than watch your hive entrances, keep them clear of snow, inspect the bottom board for activity in the hive and be sure the hives are protected from the wind! If you have a window in a top bar hive, you can sometimes catch a...Read more
New sculpture on display

Art and Nature--which is which?

January 5, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado by Dale Chihuly It's hard to believe that this was a parking lot a year ago for staff, hidden behind giant conifers. Few visitors even knew the Waring House existed. Thanks to the recently installed Colorado by Dale Chihuly, this has become a destination and another focal point of interest...Read more