Off the Clock

Off the Clock Themes: How Do We Choose?

January 16, 2017 | Special Events
Earlier this month, we kicked off our 2017 Off the Clock event series with a reprise of a popular theme from last year, Vintage Victorian. Our attendees braved the fresh snow and chilly weather to join us for an evening of live music, hands-on crafts, cash bars, and the lush beauty of the Gardens’...Read more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

January 6, 2017 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can check off all these New Year's resolutions on your list! Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art...Read more
Hands planting pansies

Family Workshop: Winter Fairies

January 5, 2017 | Melissa Gula
Fairies are our garden friends! Join us for our Winter Fairies Family Workshop and add a little whimsy to your day as you and your child delve into the enchanting world of garden fairies. Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. During the workshop...Read more
 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum)

梅Ume: Prunus mume in Japanese culture

January 3, 2017 | Ebi Kondo
A sentimental love affair between ancient Japanese intellectuals and Ume: 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum), Prunus mume, has been one of the most popular winter-blooming trees in Japan for centuries. There are over 250 cultivars of both single or double blossoms with shades of white, pink and red...Read more
All-America Selections Garden

2018 Rental Calendar Opens January 4

January 2, 2017 | Special Events
Make your event a memorable one by hosting it in the splendid surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens. Our York Street location offers a variety of venues for every kind of event at any time of year, and our Chatfield Farms location offers a rustic, pastoral setting perfect for your next event...Read more
Blossoms of Light Lumenscape

Meet AudioPixel: The Team Behind the Lumenscape

December 12, 2016 | Special Events
At the end of the twinkling Blossoms of Light pathway, visitors arrive at the Lumenscape: a massive lighting display that reacts to interactive instruments and recorded music. Nearly 15,000 individually-programmed LEDs dance in an array of lights that fills the entire UMB Amphitheater, offering an...Read more
Character pines

December in the Japanese Garden

December 7, 2016 | Ebi Kondo
The name of the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 松風園 Sho-Fu-En, means ‘The garden of pine and wind’ and was inspired by the Rocky Mountain wilderness. During our growing season, we often think of evergreens as a background to colorful flowers and leaves. Winter precedes the vivid colors...Read more

New Zealand dreaming

December 6, 2016 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Now that temperatures are plummeting in Denver, it’s hard not to think back on the magical three weeks I just spent in New Zealand on a lecture tour where I was representing Denver Botanic Gardens. There are so many fabulous things to see in that distant island. A highlight for me as a lover of...Read more

Your Holiday Shopping Can Benefit the Gardens

December 6, 2016 | Development Department
Denver Botanic Gardens is honored to be the 2016 recipient of Neiman Marcus Denver’s Love to Give Collection. Between now and December 24, do your holiday shopping at Neiman Marcus Denver, located at 3030 East 1st Ave. in Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and a portion of anything you purchase from the...Read more

Colorado Gives Day is December 6

December 6, 2016 | Development Department
Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is here! Your gift to the Gardens Fund on Colorado Gives Day provides important support for our core programs, including spectacular horticultural displays, research, conservation and world-class art exhibitions. Not to mention our wide-reaching...Read more
The Shop at the Gardens Tent Sale

Save An Additional 25% at The Shop’s Pre-Holiday Sale!

December 1, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
Who needs the mall and waiting in line for generic gifts when you’ve got The Shop at the Gardens! A longtime favorite shopping destination for members, neighbors and gift seekers alike, The Shop is your one-stop-holiday-shop. Now, to make shopping with us extra sweet, we’ve marked down everything...Read more
popular jewelry collection can be found at incredible prices including sparkly gemstone and sterling necklaces by Patricia Locke, cool metal cuffs by Alkemie, funky beaded accessories by CalaMarie and much more.

The Shop at the Gardens Pre-Holiday Sale Starts Nov. 10

November 9, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
We know what you’re thinking, “Holiday shopping? I’m still wearing shorts!” But despite the sunny Colorado weather, the days are flying by and the holidays are just around the corner. Lucky for you, the Shop at the Gardens is having a special pre-holiday tent sale filled with goodies for every...Read more

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