Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Chatfield Farms
One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin.

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
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Chatfield Farms

Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO is created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form. Learn more

York Street
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ocean Floor, 1996,  Ursula von Rydingsvard, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. and The Fabric Workshop Museum, 2018. Photo by Carlos Avedaño.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

May 1 – Sept. 20, 2020
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York Street

An ambitious exhibition featuring large cedar sculptures by one of the most influential sculptors working today. Learn more

York Street
Lynn Williamson, Pinus Ponderosa, ink, 2018.

Beauty without Bloom: Botanical Art & Illustration

Oct. 17, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021
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York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration unveils the beauty of flowerless plants and trees in this annual juried exhibition. Learn more

York Street
Image Credits: Jody Guralnick, Prima Lingua, detail, 72 x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on two panels, 2018.

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 21, 2021
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York Street

Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more. Learn more

Past Exhibits

York Street
Urban Nature

Urban Nature

April 19, 2008 - November 30, 2008
Outdoor
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York Street

The Gardens invited street-style artists to create surprising connections between built and natural environments with paintings from more than a dozen street-style artists, all of whom have contributed to the ever-evolving history of street-style art.  Learn more

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Chapungu: Custom & Legend, A Culture in Stone

Chapungu: Custom & Legend, A Culture in Stone

July 11, 2007 - February 29, 2008
Outdoor
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York Street

Featured were 60 stone sculptures from contemporary Zimbabwean artists. Chapungu honors ancestral stories from the collective reality of Shona culture: family, social commentary and the Spirit World. Learn more

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Living Bronze: Sculptures by Robert Wick

Living Bronze: Sculptures by Robert Wick

April 20, 2006 - October 31, 2006
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York Street

Twenty-six bronze sculptures by Robert Wick inhabited the Gardens. Living plants inserted into cavities within these organic works resulted in “living art” inspired by the plants and landscape of the American West. Learn more

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