Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 for Fête des Fleurs. More early closings.

Acorn bell and maple seed flower

A Walking Tour of Outdoor Winter Arrangements

November 30, 2017 | Jennifer Miller
Where do plants go when they die at the Gardens? Most, as you might expect, go to the compost pile, but a select few get a lucky break: a chance to be displayed again. Each fall, armfuls of cuttings are hung and dried in our tool room for winter arrangements. These are what we call “everlasting...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light – Improving the Visitor Experience

November 22, 2017 | Special Events
Each year, we enhance the winter wonderland of Blossoms of Light with more lights, new colors and innovative features. But there’s a lot more to the event than just the lights! After two record-breaking years of attendance, we spent the better part of this year making changes to the event that will...Learn more
Anguloa cliftonii orchid

Anguloa, the Tulip Orchid, in the Greenhouse

November 20, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Mosaic plant in the greenhouse at Denver Botanic Gardens

Autumn in the Water Gardens

November 7, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
It is hard to believe that the summer months are already behind us! With the arrival of fall, our water garden team begins the work of preparing our pond plantings for the winter months. Throughout October, staff and volunteers were found winterizing each of the following aquatic plant groups.Learn more
Pinus bungeana, or the Lacebark Pine

October Walking Tour: Fall Foliage and Berries

October 25, 2017 | Brien Darby
It’s a little hard to believe, but fall truly is upon us. The days are shorter, the air is crisper and, any day now, the trees will let go of their leaves and keep us busy raking until November. During this time of the year, many visitors ask if there are still plants worth seeing in the outdoor...Learn more
Olivia transplanting plants in Denver Botanic Gardens' greenhouse

Teaching Old Seed New Tricks

October 16, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
I am a horticulture student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln entering my junior year. My hometown is the very small, rural town of Ulysses, Nebraska, home to maybe one hundred people. I was chosen to be the propagation intern at Denver Botanic Gardens, an experience that has proven to be...Learn more
Glow at the Gardens

Good Gourd Design – The Art of Glow at the Gardens

October 13, 2017 | Special Events
Today, the first batch of pumpkins arrived on site for Glow at the Gardens™ . Our pumpkin carving team will spend the first half of next week cleaning, gutting and carving hundreds of giant gourds to create our one-of-a-kind pumpkin sculptures. And while all this carving is a challenge in such a...Learn more

Are You Curious About Corn?

September 28, 2017 | Heather Pressman
One of my favorite things to eat is corn. I love corn, especially fresh corn. And popcorn. And cornbread. And corn cereal. Basically, I like anything made out of corn. I even love making art projects out of corn! As you can imagine, this means I’m super excited to teach our upcoming Seedlings class...Learn more
Graduate Research Assistant Katherine Fu

Training the Next Generation

September 25, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
2017 Interns and Seasonals in the Research & Conservation Department - Every spring, Research & Conservation gears up for our field season, May to September, by bringing interns and seasonals on-board. They receive training in applied conservation, helping us complete our field work while...Learn more
Lycaste saccata (syn. Lycaste cruenta)

Lycaste Orchids in the Greenhouse

September 22, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more

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