What in blazes?

August 15, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me. You...Learn more
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Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

July 7, 2014 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
The health and diversity of native plant populations impact our food, water and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the fundamental basis for all life on earth; this includes forming soil and cycling nutrients. Plants are the critical base of food chains in most ecosystems and native plants most...Learn more
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Veteran Reintegration Program Farm Tour

March 10, 2014 | Emilee Vanderneut
Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to visit Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! Chatfield offers many great programs, including a new Veteran Reintegration Program. Are you a post 9/11 military service member? Do you know a veteran who has recently returned to civilian life? On March 29, 9...Learn more

Veterans Supporting Community Agriculture

November 11, 2013 | Emilee Vanderneut
Transformation at Chatfield Take a moment and ask yourself, when is the last time you visited Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield ? Do you and your family go to Chatfield once a year for the Pumpkin Festival, Corn Maze or Trail of Lights? Regardless of your answer, I would like to inform you that...Learn more
Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

October 24, 2013 | Matt Cole
In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn. From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all! I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have...Learn more

2013 Summer Concert Series Summary

October 24, 2013 | Doris Boardman
Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our...Learn more
Burr Oak leaf variability

Going for Burr Oak

October 14, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Random sampling of Burr Oak Leaves Our spring may have been the worst I can ever remember, but fall is shaping up to be extraordinary. Yesterday, towards the end of the amazing Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield I found myself wandering through the extensive windbreaks, most of which were planted twenty...Learn more
Volunteers at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's Annual Pumpkin Festival

Volunteer for Pumpkin Festival!

September 26, 2013 | Andrea Thurber
Maybe it’s the crisp prairie air at the turn of the season, the countless families celebrating an annual tradition, or the occasional child exploring the pumpkin patch in dressed in a wizard costume, but the Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield always feels magical. Watching families happily stroll down...Learn more
Barrel of herbs

Herbal Bounty

July 19, 2013 | Featured Instructor
One of the true pleasures of summer is the bounty of fresh produce from farmers markets, CSA’s and best yet, your garden. Herbs fall into my favorite category for growing and harvesting as they are some of the easiest plants to grow in Colorado. A lot of culinary herbs are drought tolerant, hardy...Learn more
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell

Concert July 18 - Bruce Hornsby; Concert July 20 - Steve Martin

July 16, 2013 | Doris Boardman
There are two concerts this week, and you can still get tickets to one of them! One is at York Street and one is at Chatfield. Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concerts. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers Thursday, July 18, 2013 York Street Doors:...Learn more