The Shop at the Gardens giant tent sale starts Friday, May 20

May 19, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
It’s that time of year again! The highly anticipated Shop at the Gardens tent sale starts this weekend. This annual sale features one-of-a-kind and highly coveted items fans have come to expect from The Shop. Everything under the tent is 30-50% off, plus 10% if you’re a member of the Gardens ! If...Read more
'Ingeborg' Iris at Chatfield Farms

The Iris are beginning to bloom at Chatfield Farms

May 9, 2016 | Angie Jewett
The historical Iris Garden was installed in fall 2015, and is the newest garden at Chatfield Farms . The collection includes nearly 400 varieties of Iris that were introduced to the nursery trade over several centuries; some as long ago as 1597! Many are award-winning varieties that are held in...Read more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

May 3, 2016 | 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 goals on your list! Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and...Read more
"The Homing Instinct" by Bernd Heinrich

Literature of the Land Spring Book Club

May 2, 2016 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
Have you ever wanted to visit the library after it’s closed? Are you interested in an informal book club at Denver Botanic Gardens? Do you want to discuss timely scientific topics in a casual setting? Any, or all, are excellent reasons to join the Literature of the Land Book Club! Hosted by Helen...Read more

Warm up this weekend with Family Fun at the Gardens!

April 26, 2016 | Melissa Gula
Looking for a fun indoor activity for the whole family this weekend? Join the Gardens in celebrating Children’s Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children’s Day is a global celebration, observed by different countries around the world on various days. Mexico celebrates Children’s...Read more

Plants for sale! Plants for sale!

April 26, 2016 | Special Events
Each spring for over 65 years, Denver Botanic Gardens has hosted a sale of plants, seeds, bulbs and garden supplies. Hundreds of volunteers and staff members commit their time to selecting plant varieties ranging from the very common to the very obscure for Front Range residents to purchase. Spring...Read more

Planning a party? Save up to 25% this summer!

April 21, 2016 | Special Events
Every day, we see a little more sunshine in the evenings, and we can’t help but get excited for the approaching summer. The Gardens truly shows their colors during the summer months, and we’d love to help you celebrate with your friends and loved ones this summer. On select dates from June-August,...Read more

Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian

March 25, 2016 | Special Events
Pick up your parasol and polish your monocle! Learn about the iconic age of botany at our third Off the Clock event. Vintage Victorian will take place from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 . Come dressed in your best Victorian attire, whether it’s classical, gothic or steampunk. This event caters...Read more

Great Horned Owl Sighting at Chatfield Farms

February 19, 2016 | Larry Vickerman
This female Great Horned Owl ( Bubo virginianus ) is sitting on a nest despite the strong winds yesterday at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. This owl, with characteristic feather tufts on the head, typically nests in tree cavities, stumps or abandoned large nests of other birds. Monogamous...Read more

2016 Tree Diversity Conference - Design with more tree types!

February 18, 2016 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For the third year, Denver Botanic Gardens is joining with the Chester M. Alter Arboretum of the University of Denver and Denver City Forestry to stage a symposium on Tree Diversity. This year’s symposium will focus on the design of city plantings: how to pick the right tree for our difficult high...Read more

Your Chance to Win Two Concert Tickets!

February 3, 2016 | Doris Boardman
Dreaming of spring? Come to the Colorado Garden & Home Show this month. There will be more than an acre of indoor gardens to visit—take in the sights and smells of spring! Denver Botanic Gardens members will get free admission on Wed., Feb. 17, 2016 to the Colorado Convention Center (the show...Read more

Modern Farmer magazine

January 28, 2016 | Erin Wolff
There’s a new serial in town! Modern Farmer , our newest magazine, has just arrived at the Helen Fowler Library (located in the Boettcher Center across from the bathrooms). If you’re one of those people who wishes they could just sell everything and buy a little hobby farm in the country (obviously...Read more

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