York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 20, 26 and 27 to prepare for Glow at the Gardens.
Glow at the Gardens is sold out on Oct. 20 (no tickets available at the door).
The pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms is closed for the season.
August and September bring the heyday of many plants of the aster family (Asteraceae). Asters, chrysanthemums, black- and brown-eyed susans, sunflowers, and others grace the landscape with late summer color. Along with them, though, comes a pernicious illness with a mysterious cause: Aster Yellows...Read more
Achievement in plant breeding. Symbol of success. Fodder for comedians. Cause of controversy. Seedless watermelons. It’s an old joke: What do you plant to grow seedless watermelons? The serious answer, “seeds,” is quick to deliver but takes some explaining. Seedless watermelons are hybrids between...Read more
Check It Out! It’s springtime in the Oak Grove. With the weather already warming up in Denver, the Oak Grove is a great place to go and cool down. Stroll through this natural setting and enjoy the shade that the canopy of oaks provides. There are forty-six oaks in this garden including species oaks...Read more
Few things signify spring like trees covered in blossoms. Spring so far has been on the early side, thanks to our warmer than usual temperatures through March. Many species that would oftentimes only be beginning to bloom at this time of year are already finished flowering—they seem to think it’s...Read more
I didn't realize until now that I visited four public gardens last week. Naturally, I saw something different at each, and more remarkably, I had my camera with me. I hadn't planned to compare the four, but why not? Four Gardens in different places between central Denver and the Chatfield area...Read more
I am excited to announce the first Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale at Denver Botanic Gardens! The Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale is a collection of spring flowering bulbs that Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturists felt are the best--the bulbs that we thought should be given a gold star. With the Fall Bulb Pre-...Read more
Check It Out! Galanthus elwesii is blooming, a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. As you are strolling through Denver Botanic Gardens, keep an eye out for these beautiful, delicate looking little nodding white flowers, poking their heads up through the snow. Perhaps this is where they...Read more
The first daffodils are peeking through the soil, and some of the earliest bulbs—crocus and galanthus—are finishing up their flowering cycle. As spring progresses we will watch the annual parade of our favorites: tulips, allium, eremurus, and others will flower and vanish before the worst of summer...Read more
Remind me not to take pictures of happy spring flowers in February: Hellebores can be found tucked in many corners featuring dappled shade. These are thriving in the Rock Alpine Garden. Head to the Orangery, to catch our annual jump-the-season display of festive tulips, daffs, and primroses. (It’s...Read more
Do you have the feeling winter is lasting FOREVER this year? Me too. Hellebores (Helleborus) in white, pink, and even deep red and black are some of winter’s best compensation! Find them in the Waring Garden, the Rock Alpine Garden, along Shady Lane, and elsewhere. Also in the always precocious...Read more