Joan Franson

In Memoriam: Joan Franson

October 26, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Joan Franson and Cistus laurifolius Joan Franson, long time volunteer and champion of Denver Botanic Gardens, passed away on Thursday, October 17. Her obituary in the Denver Post provides more information on Joan. There will be a Memorial Service for Joan at Denver Botanic Gardens this Tuesday...Read more
Situated in the ever-changing galleries of nature, the stillness of outdoor sculpture offers a window into the shifting moods of the seasons.

Art in the Gardens - Art and Autumn Colors

October 22, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to an amazing permanent collection of both indoor and outdoor artworks. Situated in the ever-changing galleries of nature, the stillness of outdoor sculpture offers a window into the shifting moods of the seasons.Read more
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Grab an umbrella, put on your wellies and experience the beauty of outdoor sculpture at Denver Botanic Gardens against the backdrop of a dramatic Colorado rainstorm.

Art in the Gardens - Art in the Rain

September 25, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Grab an umbrella, put on your wellies and experience the beauty of outdoor sculpture at Denver Botanic Gardens against the backdrop of a dramatic Colorado rainstorm.Read more

York Street Trial Garden Evaluation Day

September 23, 2014 | Bridget Blomquist
On August 5, 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens conducted its second trial evaluation day for the York Street Trial Garden. Located right outside our main entrance gate, visitors can get a look at various plant entries participating in the trials. The purpose of Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street Trial...Read more
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wanderings take you, art at the Gardens is never far away.

Art in the Gardens - The Story of a Pikes Peaker

September 8, 2014 | Jen Tobias
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wandering takes you, art at the Gardens is never far away.Read more
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.

Art in the Gardens - Sculpture at Dawn

August 25, 2014 | Jen Tobias
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.Read more

What in blazes?

August 15, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me. You...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.

Art in the Gardens - More Permanent Collections!

August 13, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.Read more
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Three Girls, Three Gardens, Thirty Days

August 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
One hot summer day I went to visit my former client’s organic garden and she said to me, “One day I want to eat just from my garden. I wonder if I could do it for a month?” I quickly responded that I loved the idea and wanted to try it. Our friend, who is an organic urban grower, wanted to take...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!

Art in the Gardens - Permanent Collection Edition

July 22, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!Read more

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