Bungalow gardens, cottage garden

Bungalow Gardens

April 4, 2014 | Featured Instructor
The Arts and Crafts movement brought about the clean lines and unfussy patterns of the bungalow style house. Bungalows were first built in England and then migrated to America in the early 1900's along with a changing garden style. With the bungalow came the cottage style garden and some specific...Read more
Fresh and Healthy Salads

Fresh and Healthy Salads

March 28, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Let’s face it – you know you’re supposed to eat more salad, mainly because it’s super-healthy, mostly raw and (usually) packed with vegetables, but you’re bored. You’re disenchanted. You’re ready to break up with salad. It just isn’t thrilling you the way it used to. The spark is gone. But wait! It...Read more
Succulents sizzle!

Succulent Sale this Saturday and Sunday at the Gardens

March 26, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Succulents inspire smiles! Theresa Mercado, past president of the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society (CCSS), is smiling with some wonderful new spiny acquisitions. And if you come to the Gardens at 9 a.m. Saturday or Sunday, March 29-30, 2014, I guarantee you that you too will smile at the...Read more
Yoga

Yoga at the Gardens

March 21, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Another growing season begins. Green sprouts begin their ascent towards the sun. Seeds are sown. Earth is tilled and moved. The spring season is symbolic of renewal, growth and vitality. The plant life awakens around Denver Botanic Gardens, and an urban oasis is formed. For decades, the Denver...Read more
Adenium at the cactus and succulent show

Cactus & Succulent Sale EXTRAVAGANZA!

March 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Adenium obesum If you haven't figured it out yet, now's the time: Succulents are HOT! On Saturday morning, March 29, a fantastic assemblage of HUNDREDS of spectacular succulent plants will be gathered together in Gates Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens. The largest show of its kind in the region, this...Read more
Jennifers Garden

The Outliers: 11 Difficult Vegetables to Grow on the Front Range

March 14, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Do you ever feel like you have a brown thumb because you can’t get that one persnickety vegetable to grow? Well, the good news is you're probably not alone. There are several vegetables that are more difficult to grow than others, especially here on the Front Range. This can be because of numerous...Read more
Book spines

Literature of the Land: Spring 2014 Book Club

March 8, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Plant exploration influences our lives in many unexpected way. While there is still much to be discovered in the dark recesses of the forests, oceans, and mountains, what we’ve already found benefits us in unique and surprising ways. From shaved white truffles sprinkled over pizza to a beautiful...Read more
Islamic Garden

Great Gardens Lecture Series: Islamic Gardens

February 21, 2014 | Featured Instructor
We live in such a dynamic and exciting world where everything seems to compete for our attention, gardening and horticulture are one of the activities that many people turn to for escape from the rat race. Long known to be quiet reflective gardens, Islamic gardens have offered throughout the...Read more
Lafong Garden in Scotland

Europe at the height of Spring

February 16, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Japanese have a word for it: " shibui " (渋い) the perfect blend of texture, mood--the balance between simplicity and complexity. It can be applied to a perfectly cast pot, or to a landscape that is both natural, but containing human elements in it. "Simple elegance" in English just doesn't...Read more

To Gardens With Love

February 14, 2014 | John Murgel
Gardens are wonderful. Understatement! Gardens (and the plants that inhabit them) provide so much to humanity, a Valentine ode seems appropriate. O, Gardens, I love thee because: 1. You keep people healthy. Gardening can be a very physical activity. Plants and green places provide a filter for air...Read more

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