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
Volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival!

Volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival!

October 9, 2009 | Volunteer Services
Are you looking for something different to do next weekend? We’ve got the answer… Get outdoors and support the Gardens at the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th. It is at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, just south of C-470 and Wadsworth in Littleton. There are many...Read more
Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

October 7, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
So, what causes the change in leaf color? In leaves, both the green chlorophyll and the yellow-orange carotenoid pigments occur within the chloroplasts. Since there are more chlorophyll pigments than the carotenoid pigments, the leaves appear green. In the fall, the chlorophyll pigments decompose...Read more
Autumn gold

Autumn gold

October 6, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golden rain tree seedpodsRead more
Are you a butterfly or a bee?

Are you a butterfly or a bee?

October 2, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! What do you think of when you think of the things that make up Denver Botanic Gardens? I think of the many wonderful Gardens – each with its own personality and its own way of inspiring us. I also think of the plant accessions themselves, the water features, the herbarium...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 28

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 28

September 26, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
A few things to see in the Gardens this week... • Pods and Berries: The Rose Garden Pergola supports two remarkable versions of Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis)—a variegated and a green leaf version. The really cool thing, though, is the berries, which can be purple, turquoise, magenta, green, and...Read more
Last Weekend for Dinosaurs!

Last Weekend for Dinosaurs!

September 25, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Be sure to take advantage of great weather this weekend to see the “Jurassic Gardens” Exhibit one last time. The popular exhibition runs through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Kids of all ages love hunting for these prehistoric creatures on the grounds. You'll find life-sized, realistic dinosaurs at our York...Read more

Pages