Haiku Contest Winners

August 11, 2016 | Kelly Brooks
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Helen Fowler Library’s first haiku contest! Congratulations to our first place winner, John Deaton of Redding, CA. Clear cold mountain streams Cascade to the restless sea Dark clouds thundering Second place goes to Linda Maich of Denver, CO. Red...Read more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

July 8, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Read more
Blossoms of Light

Christmas in July? Try January.

July 6, 2016 | Special Events
It may seem a bit early to be thinking about twinkle lights and hot chocolate, but it’s not too early for Denver Botanic Gardens' Events Department at our York Street location! The dazzling light display produced every year at Blossoms of Light is no small feat to produce: months of designing,...Read more
Poetry mosaic photograph by takomabibelot

Haiku Contest at the Helen Fowler Library

June 30, 2016 | Kelly Brooks
Do you delight in William Wordsworth’s famous ode to daffodils? Do you swoon when reading Walt Whitman’s assertion that, “a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars, and the pismire is equally perfect…”? If you’re a fellow poetry lover, please visit the Helen Fowler Library’s new...Read more
Flowers on Mount Goliath

Mount Goliath – Nature’s Weathered Beauty

June 22, 2016 | Sarada Krishnan
Mount Goliath, the northern shoulder of Mount Evans, located within the Arapaho National Forest, takes my breath away each time I visit. Denver Botanic Gardens has been offering free guided hikes of the M. Walter Pesman Trail for many years.Read more

Family Fun Night: Pollination Party

June 21, 2016 | Melissa Gula
Families are invited to join us on Saturday, June 25, 2016 to celebrate the wonderful world of pollinators that buzz, fly and flutter plant seeds and pollen to and fro from 5:30-8:30 p.m . This event coincides with National Pollinator Week. Family Fun Nights provide families with the opportunity to...Read more
Pollinator Week at Denver Botanic Gardens

Pollinator Week is here!

June 20, 2016 | Efrain Leal
Appreciate the big clumsy bumblebees the size of your thumb and swallowtail butterflies gracefully flying through the trees. Oh! And don’t forget about the hummingbirds. They are pollinators too! To celebrate our hardworking winged gardeners, today through Sunday, June 26, Denver Botanic Gardens...Read more

The Shop at the Gardens giant tent sale

May 19, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
It’s that time of year again! The highly anticipated Shop at the Gardens tent sale started on May 20. 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

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