The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 for a concert.

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

York Street
Sassona Norton, An Hour Before Dawn, bronze, 2001. Collection of Craig Ponzio.

Human | Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection

April 19 – Sept. 15, 2019
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York Street

Human | Nature presents sculptures that explore the human form in both classical and abstract styles, from the early 20th century to today. Learn more

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

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
Outdoor
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Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens announces a feature art installation at its Chatfield Farms location in Littleton, CO. Learn more

Past Exhibits

Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books

February 25, 2013 - April 5, 2013
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Explore the development of botanical science through 15th century European herbal books with selected pages from the Helen Fowler Library rare book collection. Learn about the surprising ways plants were used to make books, and experience them through touch, sight and smell. Learn more

Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman

February 13, 2013 - May 12, 2013
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Boulder-based artist Robert Spellman takes inspiration from nature, using color and texture to create isolated, ethereal images of beetles and flowers that feel simultaneously scientific and mystic. Often painting over old canvases and incorporating old fabrics into his surface treatments, the formal qualities of the images give way to an archeology of layers and meaning. Learn more

Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara

August 18, 2012 - November 4, 2012
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Of Japanese descent, Kasahara uses the lightness of kitsch and humor to explore the heavy topics of stereotypes and personal identity. An Asian American living in the West, her colorful images pull from Japanese pop culture as well as cowboy hats and hamburgers. Learn more

Fluid Duality: Bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura

May 12, 2012 - August 5, 2012
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Nagakura expands the Japanese tradition of bamboo baskets, moving beyond the functional into the realm of abstract sculptural forms. Using splitting and plaiting techniques learned from his grandfather, the artist creates forms that are bold and expressionistic. Learn more

York Street

Kizuna: West Meets East

May 5, 2012 - November 4, 2012
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York Street

Kizuna, a Japanese word meaning “the bonds between people,” celebrated the profound influence Japan has had on the West with a presentation of site-specific bamboo art installations by internationally-renowned artists Tetsunori Kawana and Stephen Talasnik. Learn more

William Corey's Japanese Gardens

February 29, 2012 - November 30, 2012
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of William Corey’s photography. Capturing Japanese Gardens over decades, Corey’s sensitivity to his subject is captured on film. Photographs courtesy of William Corey Gallery, LLC, with support from the Asian Art Coordinating Council and Photo Craft Imaging. Learn more

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