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.

Giant water platters (Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’)

Water Gardens - Spring Behind the Scenes

April 12, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
Spring has arrived in the water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens. Hardy waterlilies are breaking dormancy, developing submerged leaves and their first few floating leaves of the season. Aquatic iris, cattails, pickerel plant and lizard’s tail are also showing a flush of new spring growth. Beyond...Learn more
Water garden curator Joe Tomocik plants waterlilies with the interns

Water garden curator Joe Tomocik plants waterlilies with the interns

July 1, 2010 | Horticulture Intern
It is no secret in horticulture and gardening that plants need water and who knows this better than Joe Tomocik, curator of water gardens, whose waterlilies hardly spend a day out of it. Once the threat of frost subsided, the empty water beds throughout the garden beg for some flair, and Joe knows...Learn more
For the birds

For the birds

April 7, 2008 | Matt Cole
One quiet afternoon recently, I took a walk in the garden and discovered how popular it was with the local birds. Many rested in high branches but others accepted my presence at roughly eye level. It doesn't mean they posed for the camera. I certainly needed the practice try to catch moving targets...Learn more