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Crevice garden west of the meadows in the Rock Alpine Garden

April Virtual Walking Tour - Rock Alpine Garden

April 3, 2020 | Mike Kintgen
In a complex world, a simple cycle like the return of spring can be reassuring. Nothing beats spring in the Rock Alpine Garden; rock gardens are traditionally at their best in spring as the residents are often native to high elevations and keyed to bloom during the brief alpine summers found around...Learn more
Spring garden

Spring Into Your Vegetable Garden

March 27, 2020 | Brien Darby
If you’ve recently found yourself in possession of a lot of free time and the need to stay close to home, this is the perfect opportunity to start your vegetable garden off on the right foot. Here is your checklist for March and April: Garden cleanup: If it didn’t happen last fall, clear out any...Learn more
Pulsatilla vulgaris

March Walking Tour - Marching into Spring

March 9, 2020 | Cindy Newlander
As I write this, the Gardens is covered with a thick carpet of snow and snowflakes are gently falling again, but sunlight comes through my window ever later each day. March is usually the month that we start to see the landscape in the Denver region wake up. Buds enlarge on the previously dormant...Learn more
Art Floral Trading Mini Ceramic Vases (many varieties)

Declutter & Decorate

March 5, 2020 | Kaitlyn Heinz
Give your home a spring makeover! Every winter we look forward to the time when all the snow has melted and gone into hibernation, far from thought. We sweep off our stoops and porches in preparation of that first sign of spring. The thought of fresh buds on the trees and the smell of flowers...Learn more
Container Garden in a Bag at Spring Plant Sale

Design Your Perfect Container Garden at Spring Plant Sale

May 5, 2018 | Special Events
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

Four Spring Gardens Last Week across Denver

March 24, 2012 | Matt Cole
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

Morning Rain Brightens Gardens for Spring

March 9, 2012 | Matt Cole
[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
Spring Plant Sale Volunteer Registration Opens Today

Spring Plant Sale Volunteer Registration Opens Today

March 17, 2011 | Andrea Thurber
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
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Bird Walk

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Bird Walk

April 30, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
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
Spring is here

Spring is here

March 20, 2009 | Doris Boardman