Denver Botanic Gardens has an on-site weather station. Results are featured below. This weather data is collected through a weather station that is part of our state-of the-art Rain Bird irrigation system. By using this real-time, local analysis of multiple weather components – like solar radiation, wind, air temperature and, of course, precipitation – we can figure out exactly how much water our plants need to thrive and can adjust our irrigation system accordingly. This is part of Rain Bird’s commitment to saving earth’s most precious resource: water! Rain Bird calls it The Intelligent Use of Water.
The Gardens keeps close tabs on precipitation as one of 1,500 voluntary members of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.