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
Indoor
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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
Heidi Jung, "Dandelion," 2016, sumi ink, acrylic ink, charcoal & pastel

From the Garden: Works by Heidi Jung

Aug. 11 - Nov. 6, 2016
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York Street

Don’t miss all-new works by Heidi Jung featuring edible plants and images inspired by Denver Botanic Gardens. Learn more

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Raw, Cooked, Fermented: Works by Viviane Le Courtois

May 25 – July 31, 2016
Indoor
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York Street

Enjoy works by Denver artist Viviane Le Courtois’ investigating the complex issues surrounding eating and growing food. Learn more

York Street
"Hare on a Bell" Sculpture

Stories in Sculpture: Selections from the Walker Art Center Collection

April 29 - Oct. 2, 2016
Outdoor
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York Street

The Gardens welcomes Stories in Sculpture, an exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, featuring selections from their collection. Learn more

York Street
Viewing Stones, Chinese Scholar Stones and Japanese Suiseki

Viewing Stones, Chinese Scholar Stones and Japanese Suiseki

March 21 – April 15, 2016
Indoor
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York Street

Experience the beauty of ancient natural objects used for contemplation and as a reminder of our connection to the natural world. Learn more

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V for Vegetables

V for Vegetables

Feb. 25 - May 15, 2016
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York Street

Explore the historical and contemporary graphic traditions surrounding the victory gardening movement and celebrate the virtue of growing food in your own backyard. Learn more

York Street

Steppe Plants: Botanical Illustrations Featuring Plant Select

Nov. 22, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2016
Indoor
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York Street

This juried exhibition highlights species from Plant Select, a leading non-profit cultivator, distributor and educator of plants suited to the high plains and intermountain regions.  Learn more

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