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 Wednesday, Feb. 17. On all other days, Denver Botanic Gardens...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

Distance Learning Opportunities in Arlington, VA

January 19, 2016 | Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski
Since 2011, we have included a distance learning option in our School of Botanical Art and Illustration curriculum at Denver Botanic Gardens. This option has been a hybrid (in-class/off-site) model in which we combine classroom participation with remote online learning. We believe that even though...Read more

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

January 15, 2016 | Karina Nabors
How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? [Learn something new? Spend more quality time with your family and friends? Stay fit and healthy? Relax more? Stop procrastinating? Save money?] By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes...Read more

New Event Series: Off the Clock

January 15, 2016 | Special Events
On the heels of a record-breaking year for Blossoms of Light, the Events Department is thrilled to announce a brand-new event series kicking off the first weekend of February: Off the Clock! Join us for the first Friday night of February, March, and April for themed evenings featuring live...Read more

Seedlings Classes for Preschoolers and Toddlers

January 6, 2016 | Jennifer Ackers
It’s never too early to discover the wonders of nature! There are still spaces available in our winter and early spring Seedlings Classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside their caregivers and peers...Read more

Plan Ahead Now

December 8, 2015 | Special Events
Book a 2016 Blossoms of Light holiday party today! Break out of the traditional holiday party mold and leave the restaurant banquet room behind – give your guests a truly illuminating end-of-year celebration at Denver Botanic Gardens during our signature holiday event, Blossoms of Light. Though our...Read more

Icelandic Beginning: Columbines and Poppies

December 4, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
This past year I was the recipient of a Chanticleer Garden Scholarship awarded to professionals in Public Gardening, in my case to do a floristic and cultural comparison of two mountains in Greece and Turkey which have both been called Mount Olympus in past centuries. As often occurs, I encountered...Read more

The Turnip and Halloween: A Surprising Pair

October 27, 2015 | Ebi Kondo
Carved pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns are a familiar decoration during the Halloween season. It brings our attention to mid-autumn and the upcoming winter. The origin of the jack-o-lantern is from northern Europe – specifically Ireland and Scotland – where the turnip was carved instead of a pumpkin...Read more

It's never too early to discover the wonders of nature

July 8, 2015 | Jennifer Ackers
Calling all bug catching, dirt digging, flower watering, puddle jumping and bee buzzing toddlers! There are still spaces available in our Summer Seedlings classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens' dye garden at our Chatfield location

Growing and Using Plants for Dyeing

July 1, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Dyeing with plants is an ancient craft. While the origin of dyeing is not known, archaeological finds indicate dyes to color textiles from natural sources date back at least 6000 years. The discovery of cheap convenient synthetic dyes in 1856 replaced the use of natural dyes for commercial use...Read more

Museum Highlight: Key to Mosses

June 29, 2015 | Rick Levy
Before the internet and digital tools became intrinsic of everyday botany, scientists used tools like this punched-card key to identify Colorado mosses. Created by William Weber, former curator of the University of Colorado Museum Herbarium, the key requires its user to select cards corresponding...Read more