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
Play On! Performing Arts

Play On! Performing Arts at the Gardens

February 28, 2019 | Featured Instructor
Calling all young aspiring actors! Gardening and performing arts come together to spark creativity and imagination in this new five week program series designed for children ages 5-10. Participants use Jeffery L. Schatzer’s book “The Runaway Garden” as creative inspiration to create an ensemble-...Learn more
Quercus Borealis Ruba

Diversify: Casting a Positive Shadow on Our Tree Future

February 25, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
You may not think you’re much of a tree aficionado, but try doing without fruit (apples, oranges, peaches, mangos—you name it) and nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews), or building a house and furniture without the benefit of trees. Remove the trees from a city, and the heat island effect skyrockets—...Learn more
Off the Clock: Secret Garden

Welcome to our Whimsical Indoor Garden Party

February 22, 2019 | Special Events
Curiosities abound at our next Off the Clock event! Step into a whimsical wonderland for our newest theme, Secret Garden, where we encourage (nay, we require ) your imagination and sense of adventure! A String Quartet with an Electric Twist You’ve never heard strings like this! The four women of...Learn more
Weddings at Denver Botanic Gardens, Photo Credit: Megan Lee Photo

Love is in the Air – Tie the Knot at the Gardens!

February 14, 2019 | Special Events
While the Gardens offers magnificent venues for all kinds of private events, it really shines for weddings. Happy couples have been choosing to spend their special days at our York Street location for decades, surrounded by lush foliage, unique architecture and stunning arrays of floral beauty. Our...Learn more
Heart-shaped wind chime

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

February 8, 2019 | Chuck McGlothlin
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it and really look after it and nurture it.” -- John Lennon The Shop at the Gardens has a wonderful selection...Learn more
Juniperus scopulorum (Rocky Mountain juniper)

February Walking Tour - Evergreens

February 1, 2019 | Mike Bone
For most, the word “evergreen” evokes the thought of a pine, spruce or fir tree. These are the trees that give year-round structure to our gardens and provide points to hold our attention and direct our focus. They are the forests that we cut for timber, paper and fuel. Without the dominance of the...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

January 28, 2019 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour, you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our plant collections, natural history, art and architecture. Let their enthusiasm and passion inspire you. Spend quality time: A Gardens tour is the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends or...Learn more
Off the Clock - February '19

Sincerely Seeking Plant (and People) Lovers!

January 26, 2019 | Special Events
Off the Clock is back – and we’re kicking off the 2019 series with a brand-new theme that’s sure to stir the senses. At an occasion that’s perfect for you and your sweetie (or you and your besties!), guests will dig deeper into the fascinating science of plant love in an environment filled with...Learn more
Stories Told by Specimens

Stories Told by Specimens

January 8, 2019 | Stephanie White
Part of my work at the Gardens involves finding creative ways to highlight our herbaria , or dried plant and fungal collections, often through writing. One morning, I decided to highlight our collections’ evergreens. Wondering which of our evergreen specimens I should undertake, I thought about an...Learn more

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