Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2016 | Brian Vogt
We all have favorite seasons. Mine has always been autumn, probably because it’s the time of year I wish would last twice as long. Everything seems mature in the plant world and determined to go out in a blaze of glory. Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens has definitely reached a new level in recent...Read more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

September 20, 2016 | 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 check off all these goals on your list! Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and...Read more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

September 19, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Read more
Pollinator Week at Denver Botanic Gardens

Pollinator Week is here!

June 20, 2016 | Efrain Leal
Appreciate the big clumsy bumblebees the size of your thumb and swallowtail butterflies gracefully flying through the trees. Oh! And don’t forget about the hummingbirds. They are pollinators too! To celebrate our hardworking winged gardeners, today through Sunday, June 26, Denver Botanic Gardens...Read more

Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian

March 25, 2016 | Special Events
Pick up your parasol and polish your monocle! Learn about the iconic age of botany at our third Off the Clock event. Vintage Victorian will take place from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 . Come dressed in your best Victorian attire, whether it’s classical, gothic or steampunk. This event caters...Read more

Your Chance to Win Two Concert Tickets!

February 3, 2016 | Doris Boardman
Dreaming of spring? Come to the Colorado Garden & Home Show this month. There will be more than an acre of indoor gardens to visit—take in the sights and smells of spring! Denver Botanic Gardens members will get free admission on Wed., Feb. 17, 2016 to the Colorado Convention Center (the show...Read more

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

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

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

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