Masdevallia triangularis 121047

Masdevallia

June 26, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

June 15, 2017 | Cindy Newlander
The Gardens is more than just a pretty place. Behind the paths and petals, there is research going on both inside the gates and beyond. Due to more international communication through Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s (BGCI) PlantSearch and the ability of researchers to find out about...Learn more
Guarianthe × laeliodes, 162102

Guarianthe Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 7, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more

The Horticulture Interns Have Arrived

June 6, 2017 | Kevin Williams
Every year Denver Botanic Garden's Horticulture Department welcomes a handful of exceptional horticulture students from across the country to study with us in a project-based, 10-week internship. Each intern brings a wealth of passion and experience to our team and we’re very excited to introduce...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

May 15, 2017 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition, you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and architecture. Enthusiasm and passion will...Learn more
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
Herbaria at Denver Botanic Gardens

New Drop-in Tour! Discover the Natural History Collections

April 27, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On select Fridays, 1-1:30 pm, Gardens docents will be leading a drop-in tour, “Behind the Science: Explore the Natural History Collections.” The next tours are May 5 and May 19. Tours are included with Gardens admission and no reservations are needed. All ages welcome but tours are most appropriate...Learn more
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
"The Water Museum" by Luis Alberto Urrea

Finding Fiction in the Helen Fowler Library

March 31, 2017 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
The Helen Fowler Library is known for the largest horticultural collection in the Rocky Mountain region, but did you know we have a small fiction collection as well? While literature dedicated to the depiction of imaginary places and people may not seem like an obvious fit, I promise you it’s worth...Learn more
Fritillaria eduardii

A Bulb-tastic Wonderland

March 28, 2017 | Mike Bone
Geophytes are an important part of the steppe climate. Some of the most recognizable geophytes are bulbs. Bulbs offer not only spring beauty but interest throughout the season. Bulbs can also be an important source of food. #steppesuns This first spring in the Denver Botanic Gardens' Steppe Garden...Learn more

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