The Best Time to Be a Member

The Best Time to Be a Member

March 15, 2013 | Membership Department
Winter is almost over, however there are still lots of options for enjoying the Gardens. Be sure to see some of the thousands of spring bulbs that are starting to bloom throughout the Gardens! The Mordecai Children’s Garden just opened for the season. If you have kids, the Children’s Garden is an...Learn more
Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

December 2, 2011 | Julie Casault
It is amazing to look back over the past year and see the amazing transformation that Mordecai Children's Garden Green Roof has gone through. Fall 2010: The garden began to establish, welcoming families to experience the alpine ecosystem. Summer 2011: The garden came to life with beautiful color...Learn more
Part One: A Green Roof in the City

Part One: A Green Roof in the City

November 26, 2011 | Julie Casault
As construction began on the Mordecai Children's Garden in winter of 2010, it was hard to imagine the future of the space. Few had the opportunity to see the construction and engineering that created the garden that we see today. The parking structure became a foundation for what would become a one...Learn more
From a Dream to a Legacy

From a Dream to a Legacy

November 8, 2011 | Doris Boardman
Colorado has always been a great source of pride for me. I am a native of this beautiful state and find its natural environment therapeutic. Despite moving out of state for school or work, I often found myself returning to my home state. I knew I would eventually settle here as I envisioned my...Learn more
Unique plant treasure in Children's Garden

Unique plant treasure in Children's Garden

May 25, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Phlox grayi (vivid pink individual)There are some wonderful specimens of this phlox elsewhere at the gardens, but the colonies and masses of this rare phlox from Northern Arizona are simply breathtaking right now all over the Children's garden. It is fascinating to see how much each plant varies in...Learn more
Celebrating the Earth Family Fun Night

Celebrating the Earth Family Fun Night

April 18, 2011 | Lisa Davis
Families are invited to join us on Earth Day, Friday April 22, to celebrate the many miracles of Mother Earth. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mordecai Children’s Garden, we’ll have many ways for you to explore, discover and celebrate nature. You’ll learn how to make a difference with special activities...Learn more
Mordecai Children's Garden Open This Weekend!

Mordecai Children's Garden Open This Weekend!

March 4, 2011 | Melissa Gula
Hello Friends! What a wonderful winter I had snuggled up in the Mordecai Children’s Garden waiting for the first signs of spring. I knew it was time to come out of hibernation when I felt the warm sunshine and saw little flowers popping up by Pipsqueak Pond! I am excited that my friends will be...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: March 5th

This Week at the Gardens: March 5th

March 4, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This garden, which includes more species of plants than any of our other areas, is beginning to come alive. A few of the tiny jewels to be seen this week include Cyclamen alpinum, just east of the Cactus House, and Erica carnea ‘Snow Queen’, a tiny-flowered white heath. Numerous microclimates,...Learn more
Marmots Gnawing Out Big Role at Denver Botanic Gardens

Marmots Gnawing Out Big Role at Denver Botanic Gardens

July 19, 2010 | Brian Vogt
The first one I ever met followed me up 3,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park. At each turn, he stood at attention to cheer me on, or was he scolding me?Since arriving at the Gardens, I have heard tales of one who dead-headed petunias for a few years and now stands frozen (actually stuffed) in...Learn more

Digging into the Gardens...join us!

February 16, 2010 | Doris Boardman
A new decade brings more exciting transformation--to the Gardens, to our Botanic Buzz e-newsletter (sign up here to receive your copy), and soon, to our Web site. How do you like our new blog design? We have so many authors from all parts of the Gardens (click on the "More Authors" link in the...Learn more