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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
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
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
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
Iris at Denver Botanic Gardens

Disfruta de una visita guiada gratuita en español el 4 de junio de 2019 (SCFD Día libre)

May 22, 2019 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Los Jardines están en plena floración y nuestra exhibición de arte en los Jardines está abierta al público. Acompáñeme el martes 4 de junio, nuestro siguiente día libre, para dar un paseo por los Jardines. ¡Daré dos visitas guiadas de 30 minutos en español donde veremos que está floreciendo y una...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
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'

March Walking Tour - Minor Bulbs

March 1, 2019 | Mike Kintgen
Minor bulbs create some of the first horticultural spectacles of the year in temperate climates. Less familiar to many gardeners than their larger relatives such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, they provide some of the earliest and most reliable color of any plants we can add to our Western...Learn more

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