Help Protect Your Urban Canopy

April 25, 2014 | John Murgel
The Emerald Ash Borer has been in the news a lot recently, but it is only one of a swarm of exotic threats that menace the natural environment of the United States. Denver Botanic Gardens is a partner in the Sentinel Plant Network, a joint effort of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) and...Learn more

Alpines Galore!

April 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Pasqueflower There are pasqueflowers throughout Denver Botanic Gardens this week--especially in the rock garden. I have observed many interesting phenomena in my long career at Denver Botanic Gardens: the proliferation of perennials and alpines being perhaps my favorite. Don't get me wrong, I love...Learn more

The Joy of Shopping for Plants

April 15, 2014 | admin
By Colleen Smith, Guest Blogger Colleen Smith writes and gardens in Denver. She’s the author of Glass Halo and Laid-Back Skier. We humans are no more exempt than the bees and butterflies and hummingbirds when it comes to plants: We’re attracted to their sweetness and beauty. We recognize plants as...Learn more
Plant Sale Preview Party May 8

Plant Sale Preview Party tickets still available!

April 8, 2014 | Marisa Eisenstein
The Plant Sale Preview Party is Thursday, May 8 from 4 - 8 p. m. In addition to shopping early for the best selection of plants for your garden, Preview Party guests will enjoy a fabulous array of appetizers, wine and beer. Admission is $45 per person (Note: This event has sold out for the last...Learn more
Bungalow gardens, cottage garden

Bungalow Gardens

April 4, 2014 | Featured Instructor
The Arts and Crafts movement brought about the clean lines and unfussy patterns of the bungalow style house. Bungalows were first built in England and then migrated to America in the early 1900's along with a changing garden style. With the bungalow came the cottage style garden and some specific...Learn more
Fresh and Healthy Salads

Fresh and Healthy Salads

March 28, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Let’s face it – you know you’re supposed to eat more salad, mainly because it’s super-healthy, mostly raw and (usually) packed with vegetables, but you’re bored. You’re disenchanted. You’re ready to break up with salad. It just isn’t thrilling you the way it used to. The spark is gone. But wait! It...Learn more
Succulents sizzle!

Succulent Sale this Saturday and Sunday at the Gardens

March 26, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Succulents inspire smiles! Theresa Mercado, past president of the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society (CCSS), is smiling with some wonderful new spiny acquisitions. And if you come to the Gardens at 9 a.m. Saturday or Sunday, March 29-30, 2014, I guarantee you that you too will smile at the...Learn more

Yoga at the Gardens

March 21, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Another growing season begins. Green sprouts begin their ascent towards the sun. Seeds are sown. Earth is tilled and moved. The spring season is symbolic of renewal, growth and vitality. The plant life awakens around Denver Botanic Gardens, and an urban oasis is formed. For decades, the Denver...Learn more
Adenium at the cactus and succulent show

Cactus & Succulent Sale EXTRAVAGANZA!

March 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Adenium obesum If you haven't figured it out yet, now's the time: Succulents are HOT! On Saturday morning, March 29, a fantastic assemblage of HUNDREDS of spectacular succulent plants will be gathered together in Gates Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens. The largest show of its kind in the region, this...Learn more
Jennifers Garden

The Outliers: 11 Difficult Vegetables to Grow on the Front Range

March 14, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Do you ever feel like you have a brown thumb because you can’t get that one persnickety vegetable to grow? Well, the good news is you're probably not alone. There are several vegetables that are more difficult to grow than others, especially here on the Front Range. This can be because of numerous...Learn more