Water-Smart Garden

Build a Water-Saving Garden by Shopping Spring Plant Sale

May 9, 2017 | Special Events
Think you need lots of water for a diverse, vibrant, and beautiful garden? Think again! On the Front Range, water is always a concern. It rarely falls from the sky, and it’s hard to justify soaking flower beds and gardens at home when your water bill ticks higher every year. And while you may think...Learn more

Plants for sale! Plants for sale!

April 26, 2016 | Special Events
Each spring for over 65 years, Denver Botanic Gardens has hosted a sale of plants, seeds, bulbs and garden supplies. Hundreds of volunteers and staff members commit their time to selecting plant varieties ranging from the very common to the very obscure for Front Range residents to purchase. Spring...Learn more
Bringing World Water Day Home

Bringing World Water Day Home

March 21, 2013 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Friday, March 22, 2013 is World Water Day – it has been since the United Nations declared it so in 1993. As Denver and Colorado head into a seemingly imminent drought this summer, the typical global calls-to-action this day evokes may indeed be trumped by the need to act locally to conserve the...Learn more
Water-Smart Gardening: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Water-Smart Gardening: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

September 18, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
If a yard or garden looks like it has been transplanted from the desert, does that make it a “water-smart garden?” One might make the assumption that the plants do not need much supplemental water and, therefore, the homeowner is being frugal with his or her water application. This may actually be...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

June 17, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Standing as testimony that gardening in Colorado does not have to be dull and boring is the Roads Water-Smart Garden, which is currently bursting in color. Bursts of yellow, purple, pink, orange and white are dotted throughout this garden. Meticulously cared for by our Curator of Native Plants, Dan...Learn more
A Busy Day

A Busy Day

April 23, 2008 | Matt Cole
Wow! That was a fantastic Earth Day. About 6,000 people passed through the Gardens, seeing, learning and enjoying. It's a chance for the Gardens to show its special strengths, like the Water-Smart Garden (above). The Mayor visited to launch the Denver Daisy (Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy') and many...Learn more