Felling a tree in the Steppe Garden

What Horticulturalists Do in the Off-Season

March 11, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
When their gardens are blanketed in snow, what do the horticulturists at Denver Botanic Gardens do? Well, for starters, they still garden! When the temperature is above freezing, our dedicated horticulturists are still pruning, removing plant debris and impeccably maintaining gardens for the coming...Learn more
Blossoms of Light -Tips and Tricks

The Not So Secret Secrets of Blossoms of Light

December 12, 2018 | Special Events
The holiday season is in full bloom at York Street as Blossoms of Light™ delights thousands of guests each night with mesmerizing displays of light and color. Though it is a tradition for many Front Range families, the new designs and features provide a new adventure every year for even the most...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Blossoms of Light!

November 21, 2018 | Special Events
The trees are trimmed, the halls are decked: on Friday night, we open Blossoms of Light™ , and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s display. With new features and more lights than ever before, we think even the most seasoned holiday visitor will walk away in amazement. As the event gains...Learn more
Winter Gift Market

Behind-the-Scenes: Guild Vinegars at Winter Gift Market

November 12, 2018 | Special Events
Each November, the Gardens turns into a festive holiday shopping extravaganza at Winter Gift Market . One of the longest-running events at the Gardens, Winter Gift Market attracts dozens of artisans selling their wares and thousands of visitors looking to buy them. Though the vendors and products...Learn more
As Busy as Gardeners in Winter

As Busy as Gardeners in Winter

January 27, 2012 | Matt Cole
Winter is busy, and not just for Colorado skiers. Gardeners are planning, dreaming and preparing; growers are tending indoor blooms; and propagators are starting plants to be ready for warm weather: busy! Evergreens are balancing photosynthesis and drought, orchids are delivering on the promise of...Learn more
What a difference a month makes!

What a difference a month makes!

November 23, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Cardoon and giant Castor beans In the sere winter months (which have their own austere beauty, I admit), we forget how lush things were just yesterday: the giant Cardoons spreading almost six feet across, and towering Castor beans (great crowd pleasers) along the Drop Dead Red border. Francois...Learn more
Cold Snap, Warm Snap

Cold Snap, Warm Snap

February 15, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] Its when it gets cold that you appreciate warmth. Thick socks, long underwear, hats with ear flaps and home-knit scarfs become some of my favorite things. Standing over the heat vent while the furnace is running is not far behind. But here in Denver, we're fortunate to...Learn more