York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 27 to prepare for Glow at the Gardens.
Glow at the Gardens is sold out (no tickets available at the door).
The pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms is closed for the season.
Denver Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce that Swallow Hill Music Association is its new concert promotions partner for the booking and production of all Denver Botanic Gardens concerts, commencing in the 2010 season. This new partnership reflects recent changes in the Gardens’ strategy and...Read more
The Great Plains where we live (and which we have transmogrified incidentally) are meadows. Our stunning alpine tundra is a meadow, essentially. There are lush meadows throughout our Colorado mountain parklands. Dotted here and there amid the predominant forests of foothills, montane and subalpine...Read more
This time of year, a little inside and a little outside is where I want to be; it all depends on the weather. Luckily, either way I have something to see and something to learn. • Is This Tree Dead? No, actually, it is a Larix sibirica or Siberian Larch, which is a deciduous pine tree—that is, it...Read more
I am so excited and yes a little nervous about next Tuesday for our Seedlings class. I am bringing in a bunch of live worms for kids to look at and take home with them! We will be reading the adorable "Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin. In this hysterical diary, kids get to see a portrait of a...Read more
Anything about Magnificent Botany is bound to get my attention, so it was with great joy that I realized that the publication of this stunning book was bringing Dr. W. John Kress to Denver. He's a curator at the Smithsonian Muesum of Natural History, and I'm delighted to hear him speak! Jonathan...Read more
Because identification of mushrooms is so difficult, it is believed that only a very small percentage of existing species are even known to science. Hence, identification by visiting experts is critical for any herbarium to determine if previously collected specimens might have been misidentified,...Read more
Some people love snow. My idea of a good winter sport is snorkling--NOT at a local reservoir incidentally...for those of us who love lushness and green, winter can stretch interminably. I'm not the only one living in denial: Mark McCauley is a keen local gardener who has a special interest in...Read more
• Sometimes, when I go into the Boettcher Memorial Conservatory, I am looking for Big Leaves. Big Leaves really make me feel as though I am somewhere tropical. You can’t get a whole lot bigger than Anthurium hookeri ‘Big Bird’, a really big member of the Arum family (think of the Peace Lily.) • As...Read more
Don't miss this class next Tuesday at Denver Botanic Gardens. If you have a 3-, 4- or 5-year old, sign them up for an adventure out in the Gardens. The adventure starts out learning about the pumpkin life cycle and the pumpkin plant family. Then we will go outdoors to hunt for all different colors...Read more
• Don’t forget to look down; you’ll notice a lot of low-growing color. Perennial Walk offers a particularly good example of Polygonum, and you can find plenty of low-growing Sumac (Rhus aromatica) spread beneath the trees in the Ponderosa Border.Read more