The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 for a concert.

Foxtail lilies (Eremurus) and ornamental onions (Allium)

May Walking Tour - Water-Smart Plants are Everywhere!

May 1, 2019 | Dan Johnson
What makes a plant “water smart”? There are plenty of plants that tolerate periodic drought, and many of them are old favorites that your grandmother probably grew: shrub roses, lilacs, oriental poppies, bearded iris and even hostas. These were classic mainstays of the traditional garden for a...Learn more
Penstemon uintahneis will bloom in April in the Rock Alpine Garden's crevice garden

April Walking Tour - Rock Alpine Garden

April 3, 2018 | Mike Kintgen
Mirroring the natural alpine and woodland habitats that the Rock Alpine Garden is inspired by, spring is a great time to walk through this garden. Both alpine and woodland plants bloom early in the year in response to the physical restraints of their native environments. Alpines are programmed to...Learn more
Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

June 15, 2017 | Cindy Newlander
The Gardens is more than just a pretty place. Behind the paths and petals, there is research going on both inside the gates and beyond. Due to more international communication through Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s (BGCI) PlantSearch and the ability of researchers to find out about...Learn more
Apropos

Apropos

July 27, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
This is just a tiny glimpse of his extensive garden (a newly built rock garden without rocks--rather like Opera with out singing perhaps), filled with treasures just planted in the last year or so. This rock garden apparently entombs a fairly full run of National Geographics from the last century,...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: June 17th

This Week at the Gardens: June 17th

June 17, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
…smells stinky! They are designed to smell and look like rotting meat, to attract their pollinators, which are flies. I think they are beautiful! See ours on the southeast end of the Perennial Walk, as well as in the Rock Alpine Garden. Penstemon-a-thon There are seemingly endless varieties of...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

June 11, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Xeric Bounty: Now is a great time to stop by Dryland Mesa. The prickly pears (Opuntia aurea) whose pads were such a lovely red in the winter are now sporting eye-catching magenta flowers. Other cactus and desert plants are in bloom, and what looks to be this season’s sole agave flower is pushing...Learn more