The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 19 for concerts, and close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a private event.

This Week at the Gardens: June 10th

This Week at the Gardens: June 10th

June 10, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Stretches of brilliant iceplant (Delosperma) are impossible to miss. Find them in the Water-Smart Garden and the Welcome Garden, and in their own special bed in South African Plaza. One of my favorite flowers is Plant Select’s Penstemon grandiflora, which shows off in pastels in the Cottonwood...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

April 29, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
One of my favorite early perennials is the Prairie Smoke Geum, which doesn’t look a lot like its more familiar, later-blooming, Geum relatives. You can see a nice example in the Perennial Walk. Amidst all the crabs, plums, apples, and cherries that have been blooming over the past couple weeks,...Learn more
Lilac Garden's Stunning Display of Colorful Irises

Lilac Garden's Stunning Display of Colorful Irises

June 17, 2010 | Matt Cole
Like several other bloggers here, I have really enjoyed the irises in bloom in the Lilac Garden. They're stunning! While we all rhapsodize about how colorful the blooms are, and how marvelous the experience is, I keep going back and finding another gem in the display. (Of course, that is what we...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

May 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Peonies and Tree Peonies (Paeonia): June's PlantAsia is the place to look for both types, as peonies are native to Asia. Tree peonies retain their woody growth throughout the winter. Their leaves tend to be more blue-green than herbaceous peonies, and their flowers are often larger. You’ll find...Learn more
Royal pageantry in the garden

Royal pageantry in the garden

May 25, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tall bearded iris are always grand. This year is shaping up to be a fantastic year for them (again) just as it has been the miracle year for flowering trees and shrubs. And the magnificent clumps of tall bearded iris will be in full, glorious bloom this weekend in time for the American Iris Society...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

June 6, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to over 300 taxa (which includes hybrids and cultivars) of about 69 species of Iris. This diversity is distributed throughout the Gardens, though a majority is displayed in the Lilac Garden. Situated almost in the middle of our grounds, the irises in this garden are...Learn more
Do you smell what I smell?

Do you smell what I smell?

May 2, 2008 | Cindy Newlander
This past couple of weeks while wandering the Gardens and around Denver it seems that there is another fantastic scent greeting my nose around every corner. The cool spring seems to have slowed down the early blooming shrubs and now we have a profusion of flowers that are lasting longer than usual...Learn more
It's a wonderful, bulbous life

It's a wonderful, bulbous life

March 21, 2008 | Matt Cole
When I wrote that bulbs have a tough life, I was looking at only one side of the story. They have a wonderful life! Just look at the exuberant Iris and Crocus and how they add color and exuberance to the early spring landscape. They were under the snow earlier this week, but they really shook it...Learn more
It's a tough, bulbous life.

It's a tough, bulbous life.

March 3, 2008 | Matt Cole
The life of a bulb is a tough one. For the bulk of the year, the plant lives underground and dormant, enduring until it's time to shine. These Iris just get themselves up and going and Sunday's snow put the brakes on. Nonetheless, winter will end and more and more bulbs and flowers will take...Learn more