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
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

January 28, 2019 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour, you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our plant collections, natural history, art and architecture. Let their enthusiasm and passion inspire you. Spend quality time: A Gardens tour is the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends or...Learn more
Deer Creek

Hildebrand Ranch: History & Restoration

November 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
In the 1860s, pioneers settled on the land next to Deer Creek in what is now Littleton. The stream provided the settlers with the only water around for miles. Frank Hildebrand bought a log cabin and a large piece of land where he and his family constructed barns and other structures for their...Learn more
Chatfield Farms Private Events

Have your Summer Picnic at Chatfield Farms

April 17, 2018 | Pablo Zacarias
Book your family or corporate summer picnic with us at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms! We are offering an early booking incentive if you book before May 31, 2018 . We will waive your Facility Prep Fee, include table and chair rentals based on availability, and no hourly rental minimum. This...Learn more
Crocus at Denver Botanic Gardens

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

March 29, 2018 | Caitlin Hogg
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and architecture. Enthusiasm and passion will...Learn more
Orchids

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

February 14, 2018 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and architecture. Enthusiasm and passion will...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