York Street is hosting the Denver Mayor’s inauguration celebration on Monday, July 15, 6-9 p.m. Admission is free, so please anticipate crowds.

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
Clerodendrum × speciosum

January Walking Tour – Winter Tropical Blossoms

January 4, 2019 | Nick Snakenberg
With very few exceptions, January flowers are hard to come by in a Colorado landscape. Not so in the tropical plant collections at Denver Botanic Gardens. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery are a perfect venue for your winter floral fix. Clerodendrum ×...Learn more
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When I Say Gardens, You Say Party!

December 28, 2018 | Special Events
The time for planning your next major event is now – don’t waste your time looking at classic board rooms or traditional ballrooms when you could instead immerse your guests in the stunning surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street! No matter what kind of event you are hosting, our...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
latycerium bifurcatum, or staghorn fern, in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

December Walking Tour – Epiphytes in the Tropical Conservatory

December 3, 2018 | Scott Preusser
From the moment your lungs take in that first breath of warm, comforting and humid air you know you have entered the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. The Tropical Conservatory is home to over 550 species of plants spanning 306 genera from 87 plant families from all over the world. You have...Learn more

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