Fun Night Out: Holiday Sale Preview Party!

Fun Night Out: Holiday Sale Preview Party!

October 23, 2009 | Allison Kiehl
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with this fun night out activity: The Gardens’ Holiday Sale Preview Party! Be the first to shop among our finest vendors, while enjoying a leisurely experience complete with samples of wine from D’Vine Wine and chocolate fondue samples from the Melting Pot...Read more
A Huge Thank You to Volunteers!

A Huge Thank You to Volunteers!

October 22, 2009 | Volunteer Services
On behalf of the entire staff of Denver Botanic Gardens we want to thank all our Pumpkin Festival volunteers for the time, energy, and incredible enthusiasm you contributed to the 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival. The weather was amazing and so were you!Read more
Topsy turvy Crocuses...

Topsy turvy Crocuses...

October 20, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Autumn is imbued with intimations of mortality: dying leaves, dormancy, doom, gloom, Hallowe'en colors and ghosts and spooks: Boo! Gardeners know another side of this "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness": there are a number of plants that only begin blooming in September, with one or another...Read more
Creating Community: Seedlings Classes

Creating Community: Seedlings Classes

October 20, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
This is a time where kids from ages 3-5 can get together, have fun and explore the wonders of nature. Their parents also have fun with one another and find camaraderie in the fact that their children are learning not only to appreciate nature, but also how to interact with nature and preserve its...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

October 16, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• But to enjoy the season at its best, now is the time to step back from individual plants and admire sweeps of color and texture. Enjoy the reds and golds, browns and greens. Plenty of beautiful leaves remain: Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) in the Birds and...Read more
Forest on Fire!!!

Forest on Fire!!!

October 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here is a picture of Judy Sellers in one of her typical wild habitats! In addition to being a long time volunteer and supporter of DBG, Judy is a landscape designer and active environmental steward, prominent in the Nature Conservancy and Garden Club of America, among many other organizations. She...Read more
Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi Dedication

Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi Dedication

October 15, 2009 | Anna Sher
Dr. Duane H. "Sam" Mitchel (1917-1993) was a medical doctor by training. He turned a love of wild fungi into a second profession in 1965 when he established a collection of preserved fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. He donated his time, equipment and supplies to create the foundation of our...Read more

Beautiful, Sunny, and Temperatures in the 70's!

October 14, 2009 | Volunteer Services
That's the prediction for this weekend's Pumpkin Festival. It looks like we will have perfect weather, but we can't do it without you! We really need your help this weekend. We especially need Entrance Cashiers from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or noon - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you have some prior...Read more
Another Great Water Conservation gem

Another Great Water Conservation gem

October 14, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
But there is much much more to savor: another large quadrangle featuring most of the Plant Select palette combined with many other perennials, grasses and annuals. The annuals had been largely crisped by recent frosts when I visited: I was intrigued that the Octagonal xeriscape beds, however,...Read more
Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

October 12, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Xeriscape sometimes suggests harsh, crispy, scary landscapes where a few perennials struggle in a sea of mulch. WRONG! Plant Select and the new wave of cutting edge gardening has nurtured a wealth of really beautiful, really exciting gardens. One of my favorites is the Pueblo Nature Center, a few...Read more

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