Great Horned Owl family

Great Horned Owl Family

May 17, 2017 | Angie Jewett
This great horned owl family has nested in the same location in the western portion of the Wetland Trail at Chatfield Farms for at least the last three seasons, and each year we watch as they raise their young. But this past winter, their nest was destroyed by wind and we were concerned they would...Learn more
Beekeeping

Beginning Farmers Workshop Series

February 22, 2017 | Brien Darby
Learn from local farmers and farm educators how to start and operate your own farm. Choose the workshops that fit your needs or sign up for the entire series ! Workshops on Fridays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at farms around the Denver Metro area. 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE February 24 - Building Healthy...Learn more
All-America Selections Garden

2018 Rental Calendar Opens January 4

January 2, 2017 | Special Events
Make your event a memorable one by hosting it in the splendid surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens. Our York Street location offers a variety of venues for every kind of event at any time of year, and our Chatfield Farms location offers a rustic, pastoral setting perfect for your next event...Learn more

Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2016 | Brian Vogt
We all have favorite seasons. Mine has always been autumn, probably because it’s the time of year I wish would last twice as long. Everything seems mature in the plant world and determined to go out in a blaze of glory. Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens has definitely reached a new level in recent...Learn more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

September 19, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Learn more
'Ingeborg' Iris at Chatfield Farms

The Iris are beginning to bloom at Chatfield Farms

May 9, 2016 | Angie Jewett
The historical Iris Garden was installed in fall 2015, and is the newest garden at Chatfield Farms . The collection includes nearly 400 varieties of Iris that were introduced to the nursery trade over several centuries; some as long ago as 1597! Many are award-winning varieties that are held in...Learn more

Great Horned Owl Sighting at Chatfield Farms

February 19, 2016 | Larry Vickerman
This female Great Horned Owl ( Bubo virginianus ) is sitting on a nest despite the strong winds yesterday at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. This owl, with characteristic feather tufts on the head, typically nests in tree cavities, stumps or abandoned large nests of other birds. Monogamous...Learn more
chatfield native plants

Gardening with Native Plants

June 3, 2015 | Featured Instructor
We read disturbing news everyday about the fate of our honeybees and the demise of the iconic Monarch butterfly. It’s enough to make any dedicated gardener feel helpless! But there is something we can do to help solve the problem. Establishing and growing native plant gardens can provided critical...Learn more
echinacea

Meet Your Local Medicinal Plants

May 13, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Did you know that many of the plants growing right around you have medicinal properties? From weeds like dandelion and mullein to natives growing in the nearby hills like willow and arnica, as well as culinary garden plants like thyme, lavender and sage. You are surrounded by nature’s pharmacy! All...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

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