Joan Franson

In Memoriam: Joan Franson

October 26, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Joan Franson and Cistus laurifolius Joan Franson, long time volunteer and champion of Denver Botanic Gardens, passed away on Thursday, October 17. Her obituary in the Denver Post provides more information on Joan. There will be a Memorial Service for Joan at Denver Botanic Gardens this Tuesday...Learn more
Situated in the ever-changing galleries of nature, the stillness of outdoor sculpture offers a window into the shifting moods of the seasons.

Art in the Gardens - Art and Autumn Colors

October 22, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to an amazing permanent collection of both indoor and outdoor artworks. Situated in the ever-changing galleries of nature, the stillness of outdoor sculpture offers a window into the shifting moods of the seasons.Learn more
Sago palm in Washington D.C.

Majesty in our Nation's Capital

October 17, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Capitol columns Even on a cloudy day, Russell Page's monumental garden at the heart of the National Arboretum resonates with me. I have been traveling for nearly two weeks through the Atlantic seaboard, giving talks in Connecticut and Philadelphia as well as Washington D.C. this week, the heartland...Learn more
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Grab an umbrella, put on your wellies and experience the beauty of outdoor sculpture at Denver Botanic Gardens against the backdrop of a dramatic Colorado rainstorm.

Art in the Gardens - Art in the Rain

September 25, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Grab an umbrella, put on your wellies and experience the beauty of outdoor sculpture at Denver Botanic Gardens against the backdrop of a dramatic Colorado rainstorm.Learn more
'Blonde Ambition'

The grass is greener...at Chatfield!

September 24, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' on left I'm talking about the OTHER kind of grass, incidentally. The orange Agastache on the upper right of this picture is also a Plant Select choice: Agastache aurantiaca --a spectacular species one does not see nearly enough. Both of these, and many more...Learn more

York Street Trial Garden Evaluation Day

September 23, 2014 | Bridget Blomquist
On August 5, 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens conducted its second trial evaluation day for the York Street Trial Garden. Located right outside our main entrance gate, visitors can get a look at various plant entries participating in the trials. The purpose of Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street Trial...Learn more

The Ancient Art of Wild Fermentation: Preserving Fall's Abundance

September 12, 2014 | Featured Instructor
What’s old is new again! Transforming vegetables into wild-crafted, nutrient rich creations through fermentation is back in vogue. Personally, I was drawn to the art by a love of botany, an interest in ancient traditions and in all things food. Once hooked, I quickly discovered the transformative...Learn more

The Ice Plant Cometh

September 10, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Delosperma floribundum 'Starburst' There have been a veritable flood of hardy ice plants on the market in recent years, to the point where we have forgotten about some of the worthy old timers. This happens to be a twenty year anniversary for the time when I first saw and collected this delightful...Learn more

Practice Makes Perfect - Kickstarter campaign is launched!

September 8, 2014 | Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski
Practice Makes Perfect: A Botanical Illustration Sketchbook from Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration not only represents skills and abilities, but also creativity, ideas and friendship. Illustration can take many forms; it has an ability to transform a page and can add...Learn more
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wanderings take you, art at the Gardens is never far away.

Art in the Gardens - The Story of a Pikes Peaker

September 8, 2014 | Jen Tobias
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wandering takes you, art at the Gardens is never far away.Learn more
Red bird

Hummingbird magnet...Red Birds in a Tree celebrates a birthday!

September 4, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Red birds in a tree Native plants usually summon up images of wispy, finely textured grasses or suchlike--hardly a glamorous novelty like red birds in a tree ( Scrophularia macrantha ). This gorgeous native perennial is prospering in gardens across America and beyond, but is restricted in nature to...Learn more

Veteran Reintegration Program at Chatfield

August 27, 2014 | Emilee Vanderneut
The growing season is in full swing at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield . Participants of the Veteran Reintegration Program helped plant and harvest vegetables on the five acre Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm . They also planted pumpkins, decorative gourds, ornamental Indian corn and...Learn more

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