Spice up your August with OREGANOS!

Spice up your August with OREGANOS!

August 7, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
My xeriscape at home is a tragedy right now: masses of giant larkspur, horned poppies, mullein--all twice as big as they should be--all flopping and smothering any little gems below. Depressing. But in my back yard my rock work is garlanded and festooned, embellished and just plain SAVED by that...Learn more
What is a Gardens' Ambassador?

What is a Gardens' Ambassador?

August 7, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! When you think of DBG and spread the word about us, it is our utmost wish that “Welcome” is the first thing that comes to your mind. And this is where I come in. I guess you could say that I come in where YOU come in! So what’s a day in the life of an Ambassador? First and...Learn more

Shop at the Gardens Now Open!

August 3, 2009 | Past Art Exhibits
Yet another BRAND NEW experience is waiting for you at Denver Botanic Gardens. The Gardens has opened a new gift shop, Shop at the Gardens. The entire gift shop was re-designed from the ground up to offer our visitors the most sustainable, creative, unique garden and gift products in Denver. Come...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

July 31, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
The water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens, despite their slow start this spring on account of hail and cooler weather could not be more spectacular than it is right now. Artistically choreographed by Joe Tomocik, Curator of Aquatic Collections, our aquatic displays are one of the best in the...Learn more
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...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn 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,...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn more

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