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.
Whether you have a tiny apartment balcony, a weathered urban stoop, or a broad, wrap-around deck, container gardening is a great way to be creative and experiment with new plants and designs. The possibilities and combinations are endless, and each gardener has a unique style and vision. At our...Learn more
I didn't realize until now that I visited four public gardens last week. Naturally, I saw something different at each, and more remarkably, I had my camera with me. I hadn't planned to compare the four, but why not? Four Gardens in different places between central Denver and the Chatfield area...Learn more
[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Rain may not brighten your day, but I was positively enthusiastic about it this week. After enough winter, it seemed like a sign of spring and a chance to step into the Gardens. My shoes clomped across wet pavement and I relished the sensation. When I hit a...Learn more
The signs of spring are appearing throughout the Gardens; the arrival of the early blooming crocus, the 60 degree weather, and, of course, the opening of Spring Plant Sale volunteer registration! The annual Spring Plant Sale will be held Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th. Avid gardeners know...Learn more
Notable Basin landmarks include Chatfield State Park, Roxborough State Park, Audubon Center at Chatfield, South Platte Park, and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, the location for this morning’s spring bird walk. April marks an exciting time of year for most birders (short for “birdwatcher”)...Learn more
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
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
The melt-off seems terrifically quick after such a thorough snow storm. Spring will take hold before you know it. Now is a great time to watch a garden for changes between one day and the next. Come stroll through the Gardens and see the transformations right before your eyes. Other ways to...Learn more
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