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
The Return of the High-Altitude Gardener

The Return of the High-Altitude Gardener

September 28, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
At long last the High-Altitude Gardener has returned to the Denver Botanic Gardens Web site. This searchable online database features some of the favorite plants of the Gardens' horticulture staff that are also some of the best plants to grow in this region. You can link to the High-Altitude...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
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 21

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 21

September 20, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Fall is an amazing time in the Gardens! Be sure to take advantage of blue skies and cooler temperatures--come to the Gardens and enjoy these beauties. Here are a few things to look for this week. Cultivars ‘Indian Chief,’ ‘Brilliant,’ ‘Purple Emperor,’ and ‘Autumn Fire’ give you an idea of the...Read more
The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

September 17, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Wanna know a little secret of mine? I actually do not know the names of ALL the plants at Denver Botanic Gardens. That’s right. I’ll give you a minute to get over the shock…. Fact is, there are about 14,500 taxa (differently named species and/or cultivars) at the Gardens...Read more
Let the Games Continue III

Let the Games Continue III

September 15, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
A cool and rainy summer brings a different, yet inspiring water garden display to Denver Botanic Gardens. Visitors traversing the Gardens from the southeast corner are again treated to the soothing magical sounds of water, waterlilies galore and dramatic reflections. Romantic Garden Pool A ninth...Read more

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