Helen Fowler Library

Exploring Colorado with the Helen Fowler Library

May 21, 2018 | Anna Kongs
With every new year comes resolutions to make us better versions of ourselves. And with every new season, we set new goals to support those annual commitments. Every spring I tell myself “I’m going to explore Colorado more. I’m going to go hiking, camping, and learn the name of every wildflower I...Learn more
Just Water’s boxed water

Thinking inside the box...of water!

May 14, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
When it comes to the Gardens’ commitment to water stewardship , thinking 'Inside the Box' can make a difference. Today we will stop selling bottled water at our two restaurants – the Hive and Offshoots. Instead, visitors will be able to purchase Just Water ’s boxed water. This move accomplishes two...Learn more
Container Garden in a Bag at Spring Plant Sale

Design Your Perfect Container Garden at Spring Plant Sale

May 5, 2018 | Special Events
Whether you have a tiny apartment balcony, a weathered urban stoop, or a broad, wrap-around deck, container gardening is a great way to be creative and experiment with new plants and designs. The possibilities and combinations are endless, and each gardener has a unique style and vision. At our...Learn more
Wax display with artificial succulents

Mother's Day Gift Guide

May 3, 2018 | Erin Bird
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and The Shop at the Gardens has some great ideas that are sure to please the mom(s) in your life. The Shop is open daily 9 a.m – 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Mother's Day) and admission is free. Members receive 10% off all purchases. If you are looking for a gift that...Learn more
Allium and foxtail lilies

May Walking Tour - Xeric Bulbs

May 1, 2018 | Dan Johnson
For many people the mention of spring bulbs conjures images of an “estate garden” swathed in bands of color: rivers of blue grape hyacinth, fields of sunlit tulips or woodland slopes awash in early daffodils. What may not come to mind is the humble origins of most of our bulbs, and just how tough...Learn more
2018 winner: Canna South Pacific Orange

What is All-America Selections?

April 16, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
In late 2017, the All-America Selections Garden (directly west of the Steppe Garden) was re-named the Annuals Garden and Pavilion. The garden remains a display garden with ever-changing displays of annuals that are winners of the All-America Selections (AAS) program. The AAS program was started in...Learn more
Source units being installed Denver Botanic Gardens York Street

Solar-powered Atmospheric Water Harvesters are Here

April 12, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Denver Botanic Gardens recently installed four solar-powered atmospheric water harvesters – three at York Street and one at Chatfield Farms. Using the power of the sun, these SOURCE units accelerate the condensation process to convert water vapor into water. All but one of the harvesters, which are...Learn more
25% off Select Summer Rental Dates

You Bring the Party, We’ll Bring the Gardens

April 9, 2018 | Special Events
Though we began booking events for this summer over a year ago, we’ve had a handful of excellent dates become available on the calendar, and we want to fill them with YOUR events! Celebrate with your friends and loved ones while the Gardens show their true colors during our peak blooming season. On...Learn more
Penstemon uintahneis will bloom in April in the Rock Alpine Garden's crevice garden

April Walking Tour - Rock Alpine Garden

April 3, 2018 | Mike Kintgen
Mirroring the natural alpine and woodland habitats that the Rock Alpine Garden is inspired by, spring is a great time to walk through this garden. Both alpine and woodland plants bloom early in the year in response to the physical restraints of their native environments. Alpines are programmed to...Learn more
Two Step 'n Tulips

Gardens Goes Country at Off the Clock

April 2, 2018 | Special Events
If you’ve already tucked away your boots and blue jeans from Stock Show season, pull ‘em back out for Off the Clock: Two Step ‘n Tulips , a festive celebration of bluegrass tunes, country dancing and Americana kitsch! Open to everyone (but geared toward adults), each Off the Clock event harnesses a...Learn more

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