Our New Visitor Center Welcomes You!

Our New Visitor Center Welcomes You!

July 24, 2009 | Doris Boardman
The Gardens have never looked better. So much is in bloom thanks to all of the recent rain and the expertise of our horticulturists. Although it may look like things are not fully open at the Gardens when you drive by our entrance on York Street! Rest assured we are open with over 100 new parking...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Jurassic Gardens

Featured Garden of the Week: Jurassic Gardens

July 22, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Though not located in a single location, complementing our 2009 signature exhibition, Jurassic Gardens, plantings are distributed throughout the Gardens. This exhibition features life-sized dinosaurs that roamed our planet during a time span of 280 to 65 million years ago. During this time, before...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Cactus & Succulent House

Featured Garden of the Week: Cactus & Succulent House

July 15, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Located at the west corner of the Rock Alpine Garden, the Cactus & Succulent House at one time served as an Alpine House. The challenges of maintaining appropriate environmental conditions for alpine plants led to the conversion of this indoor display house as an exhibit for our non-hardy cacti...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Western Panoramas

Featured Garden of the Week: Western Panoramas

July 8, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
As you enter the Gardens, creating a sense of place are the three landscapes bordering the three sides of the Amphitheatre. Exhibiting dominant tree species of Colorado’s three major life zones; the plains, foothills and subalpine are the Cottonwood, Ponderosa and Bristlecone Borders respectively,...Read more
How do we care for collections during construction?

How do we care for collections during construction?

July 1, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
According to Botanic Gardens Conservation International, botanic gardens are defined as “institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education.” Plant collections form the heart and soul of a botanic garden and how...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

June 29, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
My favorite garden this week is the Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden, which along with the El Pomar Waterway and the O’Fallon Perennial Walk constitutes the Romantic Gardens. This garden is currently at peak bloom and the newly painted stucco walls provide a bold background that helps the...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Sho-Fu-En (Japanese Garden) – Celebrating 30 years

Featured Garden of the Week: Sho-Fu-En (Japanese Garden) – Celebrating 30 years

June 22, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Japanese Garden is an authentic traditional Japanese garden reflecting the unique environment of its Colorado setting. The garden is named Sho-Fu-En, meaning “garden of the pines and wind,” both of which are typical of the natural environment of Colorado. The main feature of...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

June 17, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Standing as testimony that gardening in Colorado does not have to be dull and boring is the Roads Water-Smart Garden, which is currently bursting in color. Bursts of yellow, purple, pink, orange and white are dotted throughout this garden. Meticulously cared for by our Curator of Native Plants, Dan...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

June 6, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to over 300 taxa (which includes hybrids and cultivars) of about 69 species of Iris. This diversity is distributed throughout the Gardens, though a majority is displayed in the Lilac Garden. Situated almost in the middle of our grounds, the irises in this garden are...Read more
Blue Poppy in Bloom

Blue Poppy in Bloom

June 4, 2009 | Cindy Newlander

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