Signage for drought experiment

Plant Selection for Restoration

October 22, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer, I conducted a greenhouse drought experiment on seven plant species used in prairie restoration. The experiment tests the effect of drought on multiple wild populations of each species to understand how the environment where these seed populations were collected from relates to their...Learn more
Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) with traps open awaiting insects

Plant Predators: Active Traps

October 18, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
As Halloween draws near, it seems fitting to highlight a group of bloodthirsty plants that lure, capture and devour insects (and sometimes even small mammals) in order to survive in the nutrient-poor soils of their native habitats. These carnivorous plants can be found growing around the world. The...Learn more
Peppers

Beginning Market Farming Certificate Series

October 11, 2018 | Brien Darby
Learn from local farmers and farm educators how to start and operate your own farm. Attend all lectures and workshops to earn the Beginning Market Farming Certificate from Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University Extension. Core curriculum starts Oct. 26, 2018. Lectures on Fridays from...Learn more
Carving Real Pumpkins

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Pumpkin?

October 8, 2018 | Special Events
With only a few days to go before Glow at the Gardens ™, we are eagerly awaiting the nights that our pumpkin sculptures will come to life. And we’re not the only ones: jack-o-lantern events are becoming increasingly popular, popping up in more and more cities all over the country. Most of these...Learn more
Oregon grape (Berberis repens)

October Walking Tour – Beyond Aspens: Native Plants with Fall Color

October 4, 2018 | Jen Toews
By now, most spring and summer flowers have faded, but don’t fret: The shorter days and cooler temperatures have brought with them an autumnal kaleidoscope of yellows, golds, oranges, bronzes, reds and purples. Celebrate the change of seasons with a walking tour of the Gardens and an opportunity to...Learn more
Japanese Garden, Shofu-En

A Summer in Shofu-En

September 28, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
As an American, learning what I could from books and professors, Japanese garden design seemed almost sacred. I quickly found myself focusing on individual symbolic details of traditional Japanese gardens and how to ‘correctly’ and ‘authentically’ translate these elements within a different...Learn more
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

Ask a Horticulturist: Fall Plant & Bulb Sale

September 24, 2018 | Special Events
Many of us think of spring when we imagine ourselves donning gardening gloves, straw hats, and muddy shoes for a trek into the garden to plant. But there is plenty of gardening that can (and should) start in the fall! At our annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale, gardeners can browse hundreds of bulb...Learn more
The secret garden next to the Welcome Garden

Visit Our New Secret Garden

September 17, 2018 | Jennifer Miller
A garden area has awakened at the south end of the Welcome Garden. Stalks tipped in tiny purple pompoms lean into a new path, as if watching for their first visitors, while tendrils of vines consort to turn trellises into cone topiaries. Their quiet arrival, coming weeks after bricks were laid for...Learn more
Steppe landscape

Second Annual Rocky Mountain Steppe Summit

September 7, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Located in the very heart of Denver Botanic Gardens, the Steppe Garden generates much curiosity and interest. The garden, along with the monumental volume “Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semiarid Region” written by Gardens staff members, has elevated awareness of the importance of...Learn more
Typical harvest for the Home Harvest Garden

A New Kind of Amendment

September 3, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Using Biochar to Create Healthy Soil: Growing up as a small town girl in rural upstate New York has definitely helped prepare me for my life as a horticulturist and a farmer. Where I’m from, it’s very common to see acre upon acre of corn lining the sides of the road wherever you drive. It always...Learn more

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