Distance Learning Opportunities in Arlington, VA

January 19, 2016 | Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski
Since 2011, we have included a distance learning option in our School of Botanical Art and Illustration curriculum at Denver Botanic Gardens. This option has been a hybrid (in-class/off-site) model in which we combine classroom participation with remote online learning. We believe that even though...Read more

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

January 15, 2016 | Karina Nabors
How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? [Learn something new? Spend more quality time with your family and friends? Stay fit and healthy? Relax more? Stop procrastinating? Save money?] By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes...Read more

It's never too early to discover the wonders of nature

July 8, 2015 | Jennifer Ackers
Calling all bug catching, dirt digging, flower watering, puddle jumping and bee buzzing toddlers! There are still spaces available in our Summer Seedlings classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens' dye garden at our Chatfield location

Growing and Using Plants for Dyeing

July 1, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Dyeing with plants is an ancient craft. While the origin of dyeing is not known, archaeological finds indicate dyes to color textiles from natural sources date back at least 6000 years. The discovery of cheap convenient synthetic dyes in 1856 replaced the use of natural dyes for commercial use...Read more

Start a Front Yard Farmers' Market

June 24, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Whenever I plant summer squash in my vegetable garden, I can’t help but think of that old gardener’s saying: “If you don’t have any zucchini, you don’t have any gardening friends – or sneaky neighbors.” Then I let out a fiendish laugh. Perhaps you’ve been surprised to find a gigantic zucchini on...Read more

Making the Most of Out of Your CSA

May 20, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Is this the first year you’ve joined a CSA and you’re a little worried about what you’re going to do with all that produce? Or have you been hearing lots about CSAs lately and you’re wondering if a CSA would be a good fit for your family? Wonder no further - Denver Botanic Gardens and Chef...Read more

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...Read more
floral bouquet

Basics of Floral Design

April 29, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Arranging fresh-cut flowers in a vase brings extra hours of joy for everyone in your home. Here are some easy-to-use techniques to give longer life to your flowers and foliages when harvesting from your garden: First and foremost - Have a good time with your garden! Plan ahead. Harvested flowers...Read more
garden roosters

Garden Whimsy

April 22, 2015 | Featured Instructor
Would you like to own a playful garden that makes people smile? You can--simply by incorporating whimsical elements into your landscape. Whimsy can take all forms, from perky plants to gleeful garden art. Try filling pots with colorful or unusual plants, such as pencil cactus ( Euphorbia tirucalli...Read more

Fruit Tree Growing Tips

February 11, 2015 | Featured Instructor
If your fruit tree doesn’t produce well or you’re considering planting a new fruit tree, the following are some tips to keep in mind. The age to bearing of fruit trees after planting is 3 to 5 years depending on species. Because fruit trees are an investment in time, carefully consider planting...Read more