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.Learn 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...Learn 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!Learn more

Hydrangeas for Colorado?

July 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Hydrangea quercifolia This time of year I am amazed to see spectacular mounds of Hydrangea 'Annabelle' glowing around the metro area. That is one cultivar that has certainly made its mark, although one doesn't see quite as many of them as you would in a more humid part of the country. I've noticed...Learn more

Midsummer Minion: the hardiest Pelargonium

July 14, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The hardy "Geranium" Savvy gardeners will tell you that "Geraniums" in common parlance are really " Pelargonium " (their proper Latin Name) and generally tender plants. There are, in fact, two true Pelargonium that grow only in Eurasia, and both of these are thriving at Denver Botanic Gardens: the...Learn more
Winecups

Toast to Winecups! (Callirhoe involucrata)

July 6, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Winecups in Watersmart Garden Strolling around York Street gardens this time of year, you are apt to see a bright rose red plant that resembles a geranium in many gardens. It is apt to be winecups ( Callirhoe involucrata ), a favorite of many staff and keen gardeners in the area. Not a geranium at...Learn more
Purple Mt. majesty

Purple Mountain Majesty

May 21, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Purple Mountain sun daisy at City and County Building For over a decade the Master Gardeners of Denver and I maintained a low water garden in front of the City and County Building in the Civic Center of Denver. It was with mixed feelings that I saw this replaced a few years ago with a much simpler...Learn more

Dodged the bullet!

May 13, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Allium karataviense var. henrikii All that snow! and the temps have not seemed to drop too much below freezing. My pond at home hasn't had even a skim of ice, and the tender green leaves around town look pretty good. I think we dodged the bullet. The snow paints some lovely pictures around our...Learn more
Mountain Ash in bloom at the Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale Busy and Gardens Still Beautiful

May 9, 2014 | Matt Cole
Just when you see the Gardens is busy, busy, busy with shoppers and sellers, it takes a matter of a few steps to disappear away from the crowds. At Spring Plant Sale , I certainly drooled my share over the water-smart plants and flirted with other blooms in the diversity of sections. But I wound my...Learn more
The Shop at the Gardens

The Shop at the Gardens, Westword’s 2014 ‘Best of Denver’ Gift Shop

May 6, 2014 | Dianne Denholm
It’s so easy to swing by York Street for free parking, convenient walk-in shopping, and therapeutic daydreaming at the beautiful Shop at the Gardens. Admission to the Shop at the Gardens is free. In addition to great cards to go with your gifts…there are bounties of not-so-ordinary gift ideas!...Learn more

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