Offshoots Café will be closed 9 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26 due to planned works on water supply lines.

Pollinator Week at Denver Botanic Gardens

Pollinator Week is here!

June 20, 2016 | Efrain Leal
Appreciate the big clumsy bumblebees the size of your thumb and swallowtail butterflies gracefully flying through the trees. Oh! And don’t forget about the hummingbirds. They are pollinators too! To celebrate our hardworking winged gardeners, today through Sunday, June 26, Denver Botanic Gardens...Learn more
"The Homing Instinct" by Bernd Heinrich

Literature of the Land Spring Book Club

May 2, 2016 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
Have you ever wanted to visit the library after it’s closed? Are you interested in an informal book club at Denver Botanic Gardens? Do you want to discuss timely scientific topics in a casual setting? Any, or all, are excellent reasons to join the Literature of the Land Book Club! Hosted by Helen...Learn more

Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian

March 25, 2016 | Special Events
Pick up your parasol and polish your monocle! Learn about the iconic age of botany at our third Off the Clock event. Vintage Victorian will take place from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 . Come dressed in your best Victorian attire, whether it’s classical, gothic or steampunk. This event caters...Learn more

Modern Farmer magazine

January 28, 2016 | Erin Wolff
There’s a new serial in town! Modern Farmer , our newest magazine, has just arrived at the Helen Fowler Library (located in the Boettcher Center across from the bathrooms). If you’re one of those people who wishes they could just sell everything and buy a little hobby farm in the country (obviously...Learn more

New Event Series: Off the Clock

January 15, 2016 | Special Events
On the heels of a record-breaking year for Blossoms of Light, the Events Department is thrilled to announce a brand-new event series kicking off the first weekend of February: Off the Clock! Join us for the first Friday night of February, March, and April for themed evenings featuring live...Learn more

Seedlings Classes for Preschoolers and Toddlers

January 6, 2016 | Jennifer Ackers
It’s never too early to discover the wonders of nature! There are still spaces available in our winter and early spring Seedlings Classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside their caregivers and peers...Learn more

The Turnip and Halloween: A Surprising Pair

October 27, 2015 | Ebi Kondo
Carved pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns are a familiar decoration during the Halloween season. It brings our attention to mid-autumn and the upcoming winter. The origin of the jack-o-lantern is from northern Europe – specifically Ireland and Scotland – where the turnip was carved instead of a pumpkin...Learn more

It's never too early to discover the wonders of nature

July 8, 2015 | Jennifer Ackers
Calling all bug catching, dirt digging, flower watering, puddle jumping and bee buzzing toddlers! There are still spaces available in our Summer Seedlings classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside...Learn more

Museum Highlight: Key to Mosses

June 29, 2015 | Rick Levy
Before the internet and digital tools became intrinsic of everyday botany, scientists used tools like this punched-card key to identify Colorado mosses. Created by William Weber, former curator of the University of Colorado Museum Herbarium, the key requires its user to select cards corresponding...Learn more

Finding Humor in the Helen Fowler Library

June 15, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
The Helen Fowler Library and Archives is the largest horticultural library in the Rocky Mountain region. Here you can find over 20,000 titles related to plants, including (but not limited to!) agriculture, botanical art, ecology, sustainability and landscaping. The library also has an excellent...Learn more

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