We have temporarily closed all Denver Botanic Gardens locations. Denver Botanic Gardens’ response to COVID-19

Deer Creek

The Next Generation of Scientists

April 1, 2020 | Stephanie White
Denver Botanic Gardens plays a critical role in the research and conservation of plants and their ecosystems. While many of our research and conservation efforts focus on stream sites throughout Jefferson County, rare plant populations on the Western Slope and seeds of native species throughout all...Learn more
Spring garden

Spring Into Your Vegetable Garden

March 27, 2020 | Brien Darby
If you’ve recently found yourself in possession of a lot of free time and the need to stay close to home, this is the perfect opportunity to start your vegetable garden off on the right foot. Here is your checklist for March and April: Garden cleanup: If it didn’t happen last fall, clear out any...Learn more
Chatfield Farms CSA

The Power of Plants in Promoting Human Well-Being

March 25, 2020 | Sarada Krishnan
During this time of limited social interactions, overwhelming news and the directive to stay at home, it is perhaps more important than ever to unplug here and there and connect with nature. Even just getting outside into your yard, garden or onto your balcony to sit, undistracted, and take in the...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Center

Connect with the Gardens While Social Distancing

March 16, 2020 | Erin Bird
While Denver Botanic Gardens may be temporarily closed, there are still plenty of ways to experience the Gardens digitally. Here are a few ideas for how to explore the Gardens from the safety of your home. From collection insight to gardening tips and botanical fun facts, our blog archives from...Learn more
Steppe Garden

Use Your Tax Refund to Support the Gardens

February 25, 2020 | Robert Price
You can now use your tax refund to support Denver Botanic Gardens. Starting this year, Coloradans who receive a state income tax refund will have a chance to donate all or some of it to a local nonprofit they trust, like Denver Botanic Gardens. Imagine if state taxpayers chose to donate just a...Learn more
Children's Camp at Denver Botanic Gardens

Thank You For Your Donation to the Gardens!

December 11, 2019 | Robert Price
Colorado Gives Day was December 10 but it’s not too late to make your gift to Denver Botanic Gardens. If you already made your gift, THANK YOU! The difference you make is profound. Your gift will help nearly 40,000 children make strong connections to the natural world. Denver Botanic Gardens offers...Learn more
Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms

Host Your Holiday Event at Chatfield Farms

October 25, 2019 | Pablo Zacarias
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO has two venues for your holiday event! Whether you have a smaller group or a large company holiday party to plan, we have the perfect spot for you and your guests. For smaller gatherings, the Polly Steele Center fits 10-25. Nestled right in...Learn more
Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus)

Shortgrass Prairie Restoration Experiment

August 9, 2019 | Research & Conservation
This spring was the first growing season of my prairie restoration experimental research plot at Chatfield Farms. Millions of pounds of seed are planted every year for ecological restoration and the demand for native seed exceeds its supply. I am interested in understanding how the source of seeds...Learn more
Great Blue Heron

Deer Creek Restoration Project

July 22, 2019 | Research & Conservation
Rivers and their neighboring ecosystems are very important for plants and animals – especially in the American West where surface water is limited. Native plants in riverine ecosystems provide food and habitat for birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. The plants also help to filter stream water and...Learn more
Outdoor classroom in Mordecai Children’s Garden

Designed on Nature

June 21, 2019 | Erin Bird
Inspired by nature, 15 undergraduate students in the Environmental Design University of Colorado Boulder (CU-ENVD) designed and built an outdoor classroom in Mordecai Children’s Garden over the course of six months. The space was designed to be imaginative and flexible for a wide range of...Learn more

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