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.

Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Tree Diversity Matters!

March 1, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Right this minute, despite the cold snaps of recent days, the glorious Cornelian Cherry ( Cornus mas ) at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Romantic Gardens is shimmering with golden glory. It reminds me of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II , and the tree has almost as rich and lurid a history...Learn more

2016 Tree Diversity Conference - Design with more tree types!

February 18, 2016 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For the third year, Denver Botanic Gardens is joining with the Chester M. Alter Arboretum of the University of Denver and Denver City Forestry to stage a symposium on Tree Diversity. This year’s symposium will focus on the design of city plantings: how to pick the right tree for our difficult high...Learn more
Free Trees! (but not these cottonwoods...)

Free Trees! (but not these cottonwoods...)

February 8, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Leaf of "Mature" form of Populus diversifolia This "different leaved" cottonwood (the literal translation of the Latin: diversifolia--meaning it has two different kinds of leaves) is rare to the point of endangerment. It is found sparingly throughout much of Central Asia from Mongolia (where it has...Learn more
Autumn gold

Autumn gold

October 6, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golden rain tree seedpodsLearn more
Neighborhoods in Bloom

Neighborhoods in Bloom

May 7, 2008 | Matt Cole
I want to express my appreciation for the neighborhoods all around Denver for making the effort to grow plants well and to grow great plants. Some credit undoubtedly goes to the city, but a lot should be generously poured over all the home owners and residents who take the time to make their block...Learn more