york street individual gardens

With over 700 species of Colorado native plants in our collections, the collections are displayed throughout the gardens in both naturalistic landscapes and more modern designs.

In addition to Colorado natives, our collections are enriched with other Western North American native plants. A perfect example of the Western landscape is Yuccarama, featuring a diverse collection of yuccas that greet you as you enter the Gardens.

Please enjoy a show featuring some of our gardens. Click the links below to see all of our gardens.

Orchids, ferns and bromeliads spring from crevices in the two-story rock display.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view from the Orangery into the propagation and collections greenhouses.
This transitional space features displays reminiscent of traditional European Renaissance gardens.
Home to a valuable collection of plants from high elevation regions around the world.
This drought-tolerant garden combines native plants with many others suited to Denver’s climate.
Native plants add Western character to this traditionally designed garden.
A living laboratory for drought-tolerant green roof plants.
Displays a bold new palette of plants that thrive in our variable winters and hot summers.
Dryland Mesa at Denver Botanic Gardens features cacti, yuccas and other xeric and Southwestern plants. Learn more.
A modern American interpretation of a traditional English border mixing shrubs, grasses and perennials.