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.
Have you heard of the old man of the mountain? Well, if you go up to Mount Goliath, you will encounter an alpine plant with that name (Hymenoxys grandiflora, Old-Man-of-the-Mountain) that might remind you of a miniature sunflower. Dozens of alpine plant species hug the ground to battle the Rockies...Learn more
Did you know that you can support Denver Botanic Gardens by shopping at AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Denver Botanic Gardens every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as...Learn more
The world is changing. Merriam-Webster defines the word baseline as a starting point. This is a very simple yet hopeful concept in a world that is changing so quickly. It suggests a chance to plant our feet, catch our breath, and start the work of conserving biodiversity so that future generations...Learn more
Recently I led a photography expedition at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, a site with programs administered by Denver Botanic Gardens. Immediate questions come to mind: What and where is the Plains Conservation Center and why would you want to photograph something as plain as a plain?...Learn more
. . . and extreme ecological importance in high-elevation wetlands. It’s likely that at some point, you have been out for a stroll and admired a pretty grass fanning gently in the wind…or maybe it was a sedge? Or a rush? It’s also likely that to solve this puzzle you looked musingly to the sky and...Learn more
In 2016 Denver Botanic Gardens launched a project to restore the riparian ecosystem along the section of Deer Creek that flows through Chatfield Farms. Led by Dr. Rebecca Hufft, three in-stream diversions were installed to improve flow and the bank structure of the creek. Over the 20th century,...Learn more
Now that temperatures are plummeting in Denver, it’s hard not to think back on the magical three weeks I just spent in New Zealand on a lecture tour where I was representing Denver Botanic Gardens. There are so many fabulous things to see in that distant island. A highlight for me as a lover of...Learn more
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...Learn more
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...Learn more
Mount Goliath, the northern shoulder of Mount Evans, located within the Arapaho National Forest, takes my breath away each time I visit. Denver Botanic Gardens has been offering free guided hikes of the M. Walter Pesman Trail for many years.Learn more