December 20, 2013 | Featured Instructor
The word “Ikebana” is derived from two words: “ike” which means to live or make alive and “bana(=hana)” which means flowers or plants. “Ikebana” literally means “to make (cut) flowers alive.” While love toward floral beauty has long inspired people in the East and West to decorate their indoor...Read more

Botanical Artistry Celebrated!

November 15, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Phalaenopsis by S. Issanti Denver Botanic Gardens has transformed utterly over the many decades that I have worked and visited here--but perhaps no facet of the Gardens has surprised me more than the extraordinary success of our Botanical Illustrations program. I remember that when I first began to...Read more
Outdoor painting

Pleine Air Painting in the Gardens

July 5, 2013 | Featured Instructor
New or seasoned to the art of painting, join us at the Gardens for some inspiration for your next painting! Painting outdoors is attributed to the Impressionists. It was the magic of photography that allowed them to see what affect time of day and sunlight had on their surroundings. Before the...Read more
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Danish botanical art extravaganza

May 22, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Knowing that Denver Botanic Gardens has a world-renowned Botanical Art & Illustration Program , when I noticed that the Danish State Art Museum (henceforward referred to as SMK) was situated across the street from the botanic garden in Copenhagen, of course we had to pay a visit. Gazing at some...Read more
Floriade 2012: Theme Environment

Floriade 2012: Theme Environment

May 31, 2012 | Sarada Krishnan
Throughout the Floriade Park, deliberately designed themed gardens are surrounded by large expanses of lawn interspersed with colorful flower borders. Though the season was just beginning with annuals just being planted, most of the borders were very attractive in a combination of purple and red...Read more
Contemporary Perspectives: July 27 "Site Seen: Native Art in Public Spaces"

Contemporary Perspectives: July 27 "Site Seen: Native Art in Public Spaces"

July 25, 2011 | Kim Manajek
Native Roots | Modern Form Tour & Lecture Series Ryan Rice, curator “Site Seen: Native Art in Public Spaces” Wednesday, July 27, 2011 – Walk: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Talk: 7 - 8 p.m. By locating native art that occupies space in public settings, a connection between identity and place is made...Read more

"Much Ado About Nothing" this Sunday July 17

July 14, 2011 | Matt Cole
[gallery columns="2" orderby="title"] Shakespeare's plays are "evergreens" of the dramatic arts: they always have something to say to the current time. I was so pleased to learn that Pik*Nik Theater is going to put on a performance at the Gardens. Their performance of Much Ado About Nothing is set...Read more
Santa Fe Native Arts Trip--REGISTER BY JULY 6

Santa Fe Native Arts Trip--REGISTER BY JULY 6

June 28, 2011 | Kim Manajek
August 18-21, 2011 Re-discover Santa Fe through the art of acclaimed late sculptor Allan Houser. Follow my lead as we tour the Allan Houser Museum, archives, foundry and gallery. Enjoy a personalized guided tour as we visit Taos Pueblo; and relax in soothing, deluxe accommodations while absorbing...Read more

Hear Gardens' Photographer Scott Dressel-Martin: June 3 in Denver, July 16 in Vail

May 27, 2011 | Matt Cole
Scott Dressel-Martin is the Gardens' official photographer. He has his own business, which keeps him hopping from shoot to shoot and client to client, generating wonderful photographs of many subjects. You've seen his work all over www.botanicgardens.org , and on this blog, and in the Gardens'...Read more
Contemporary Perspectives: A Series | May 25: Truman Lowe "Native Modernism"

Contemporary Perspectives: A Series | May 25: Truman Lowe "Native Modernism"

May 23, 2011 | Past Art Exhibits
This week kicks off the Contemporary Perspectives: A Series, a monthly program of curatorial talks and walks that broaden understanding and observations about not only Allan Houser’s work, but also contemporary issues facing American Indian artists and communities. Wednesday, May 25 presents "...Read more