The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 for a private event and close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 for a concert.

Sensory Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Therapeutic Horticulture at the Gardens

November 27, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
As a resident of the Denver area for most of my life, it was a true gift to experience my internship in Horticultural Therapy (HT) at Denver Botanic Gardens, a place that has always inspired magic in me. Working in the garden has always been a healing experience for me, and sharing that with others...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Blossoms of Light!

November 21, 2018 | Special Events
The trees are trimmed, the halls are decked: on Friday night, we open Blossoms of Light™ , and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s display. With new features and more lights than ever before, we think even the most seasoned holiday visitor will walk away in amazement. As the event gains...Learn more
Jocelyn helping in the water gardens

My Newfound Confidence

November 15, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
My name is Jocelyn Schilling, and I have been a groundskeeper here at Denver Botanic Gardens for six months now. My main duties are using the leaf blower to clear the pathways as well as sweeping, raking and other things to keep the Gardens clean. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of high-...Learn more
Winter Gift Market

Behind-the-Scenes: Guild Vinegars at Winter Gift Market

November 12, 2018 | Special Events
Each November, the Gardens turns into a festive holiday shopping extravaganza at Winter Gift Market . One of the longest-running events at the Gardens, Winter Gift Market attracts dozens of artisans selling their wares and thousands of visitors looking to buy them. Though the vendors and products...Learn more
Pinus bungeana, or the lacebark pine

November Walking Tour – Interesting Bark

November 8, 2018 | Brien Darby
Visiting the Gardens in the fall is the perfect time to admire the tree bark that is so often overshadowed by leaves and flowers during the growing season. That being said, my first recommendation happens to be the bark of an evergreen tree, Pinus bungeana, or the lacebark pine. This tree, much...Learn more
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

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