Bald cypress shedding bark

February Walking Tour - Textures of a Tree

January 28, 2020 | Angie Andrade Foster
You might think that there is nothing beautiful to see in the garden during the winter months, but if you slow down and take a closer look you may be surprised. In the summer a tree’s bark is often overshadowed by its brilliant leaves, fragrant blooms and vibrant fruit, but it is a very important...Learn more
Clerodendrum × speciosum or glorybower

January Walking Tour - Winter Respite

January 3, 2020 | Nick Snakenberg
If the short days of winter have you longing for colorful tropical blossoms, there is no better place to get your flower-fix than the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. There are hundreds of plants to see and many are in bloom and ready to chase your winter doldrums away. As you enter from...Learn more
Philodendron ‘Moonlight’

December Walking Tour - Aroids in the Conservatory

December 2, 2019 | Nicholas Giaquinto
Winter is approaching and now is the time to head inside and retreat from the cold. Thanks to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, we can enjoy colorful flowers and lush foliage year round. Our tour this time will focus on aroids (Araceae), my favorite plant family and one that you may be...Learn more
 Rosa ‘Tuscany Superb’ rose hips

November Walking Tour - Persistent Fruit

November 1, 2019 | Cindy Newlander
While many may prefer the bright and garish flowers found in the height of summer, November’s offerings come in a different form – persistent fruit. You might be familiar with orchards of apples, peaches or pears that were harvested in late summer and early fall. This month’s tour will look at...Learn more
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light', photo by Neide Bollinger

October Walking Tour - Fall Grasses of the Gardens’ Streetscapes

August 27, 2019 | Kevin Williams
For this walk we’ll stay outside of the Gardens’ gates, exploring the gateways to the Gardens instead. The streetscapes of Denver Botanic Gardens are often overlooked, or passed right by, however receive just as much curation and care as any other space that we steward. We strive to create a...Learn more
Waterlilies in the Monet Pool

August Walking Tour - Water Gardens

August 5, 2019 | Tamara Kilbane
With cooler weather and an overnight hail storm punctuating the early weeks of our growing season, the water gardens got off to a slightly slower start this year. Fortunately, our extensive collection of aquatic plants has made a triumphant comeback, and August is a great month to take a walk...Learn more
Humulus lupulus (hops), located along the east side of York Street growing along the Parking Garage trellis

July Walking Tour - Climbing Plants

July 2, 2019 | Mario Bertelmann
Summer has finally arrived and Denver Botanic Gardens is beaming with flowers, visitors and events! This is a peak time to visit and enjoy the wide variety of gardens and plants it has to offer. Climbing plants are a key part of the displays in virtually every garden as they provide vertical...Learn more
Echinocereus triglochidiatus, Claret Cup Cactus

June Walking Tour - Cacti and Succulents

June 3, 2019 | Nick Daniel
As the soils warm and spring begins to transition into summer, the cacti and succulents begin to take over the show for a while. These succulent gems are found throughout the grounds of Denver Botanic Gardens and are a key part of many of our displays. Too often, their short-lived floral displays...Learn more
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
Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’

April Walking Tour - Bulbs, Bulbs and More Bulbs

April 8, 2019 | Sonya Anderson
Bulbs are one of my very favorite flowering plants. Maybe my favorite. It’s hard to commit to only one favorite. But if a plant has an underground storage organ holding the entire life cycle of the plant inside it, I’m probably going to like it. In the Central Asian section of the Steppe Garden in...Learn more

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