York Street gardens will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 6 for a private event and reopen for a sold out Blossoms of Light.
Chatfield Farms will close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 for a private event and reopen for Santa's Village.
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
Cottonwood Campouts take all the stress and worry out of camping. You supply the tent, sleeping bags and kids, we supply the fun! We’ll help you get your tent set-up next to Springmelt Stream and then fill the evening with fun activities such as Orienteering and Pond Exploration. We’ll even make...Learn more
There are many peccadilloes that annoy sensitive horticulturists: seeing street trees butchered because of bad placement or powerlines, for instance. For me, it's seeing grasses in shopping centers chopped back to crewcuts by the acre in early fall. One of the great visual pleasures of winter is...Learn more
This is a time where kids from ages 3-5 can get together, have fun and explore the wonders of nature. Their parents also have fun with one another and find camaraderie in the fact that their children are learning not only to appreciate nature, but also how to interact with nature and preserve its...Learn more
Here is a picture of Judy Sellers in one of her typical wild habitats! In addition to being a long time volunteer and supporter of DBG, Judy is a landscape designer and active environmental steward, prominent in the Nature Conservancy and Garden Club of America, among many other organizations. She...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens staff were among the thirty-six scientists who donated their time in the first Soapstone Prairie Natural Area Bioblitz, surveying all species in a 24-hour period. Ten scientist teams inventoried insects, mammals, fungi, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and of course plants. Over...Learn more
When I wrote that I was unsure how to live within a Western landscape in drought, it it immediately seemed that Nature took offence and sent snow and precipitation directly at us. We're still in a drought, but the winter storm that forced us to reschedule Susan Tweit and Jim Steinberg certainly...Learn more
[gallery] I've been watching the quiet declaration of drought conditions with an eye more curious than fearful. The US drought monitor classifies the current conditions as moderate drought, or D1, which is pretty low on the scale. The gardeners around me, however, range from "not on my weather...Learn more
Last month eight youth organizations created responses to the concept of "Urban Nature." Each group of kids painted 8x8' murals to present their view on how the city and the natural world meet. These brightly colored paintings are visible at a distance and can be found along the El Pomar waterway...Learn more
Wow! That was a fantastic Earth Day. About 6,000 people passed through the Gardens, seeing, learning and enjoying. It's a chance for the Gardens to show its special strengths, like the Water-Smart Garden (above). The Mayor visited to launch the Denver Daisy (Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy') and many...Learn more