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Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show and Sale

Sale of the Millennial! March 31 & April 1

March 23, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
2018 Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show and Sale Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. More information Spiky, spiny, succulent, round, columnar, thorny, prickly, smooth, glaucous, gray, silvery—now crown these adjectives with shimmering, miracle...Learn more
Acer grandidentatum propagation

The Dark Side of Propagating Maples

March 21, 2018 | Drew Habig
Visitors walking in the Gates Montane Garden may notice something strange through late spring: black velvet bags on the tips of one tree near the Cheesman Park gate. It is not trash or a new art installation — the Gardens' horticulture staff is attempting to propagate the tree, a bigtooth maple,...Learn more
Cymbidium Fairy Wand 'Ruby Wine'

Denver Orchid Society Show and Sale

March 13, 2018 | Nick Snakenberg
Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, 2018 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day Mitchell Hall Included with Admission For the first time in nearly a decade, the Denver Orchid Society will be bringing its spring show and sale to Mitchell Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens this weekend. Focusing on a theme of “...Learn more
UMB Amphitheater Tent

Rental Venue Spotlight: UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent

March 2, 2018 | Special Events
With over a dozen unique venue spaces, most of which can be booked in any season, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts hundreds of private events each year. Most of our venues are tucked in corners around our 23 acres, but one of the most versatile sits right at the heart of the Gardens: the UMB Bank...Learn more
Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Tree Diversity Matters!

March 1, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Right this minute, despite the cold snaps of recent days, the glorious Cornelian Cherry ( Cornus mas ) at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Romantic Gardens is shimmering with golden glory. It reminds me of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II , and the tree has almost as rich and lurid a history...Learn more
Calathea lancifolia

February Walking Tour - Escape the Winter Cold

February 8, 2018 | Nick Snakenberg
Be sure to stroll the paths of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory where you can enjoy plenty of non-orchid tropical blossoms. Although we are often focused on beautiful flowers, tropical foliage can have its own special appeal. While stopping to “smell the roses,” why not give a little...Learn more
Fortuna Chocolate single estate chocolate made with herbs from Denver Botanic Gardens

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

February 1, 2018 | Erin Bird
The Shop at the Gardens has many ways to express love through gifts, fit for any budget. From locally made jewelry to tabletop items, bath and body products, sweets and of course a huge selection of vases to display flowers. We even have gifts for the men and children in your life. The Shop is open...Learn more
Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival

Fat Tuesday on Friday

January 25, 2018 | Special Events
Why wait for Feb. 13 to bust out your beads and crank up your jazz playlist? Join us for Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival this Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. for a festive Mardi Gras celebration in the stunning indoor spaces at the Gardens. Open to everyone (but geared toward adults), each Off the Clock...Learn more
Areca vestiaria

January Walking Tour: Becoming Frond of Palms

January 4, 2018 | Nicholas Giaquinto
For most horticulturists, winter is the time to prepare new planting schemes and dream of greener pastures. Of course, you could be fortunate enough to be able to work in a conservatory, where you are surrounded by colorful flowers and foliage year round, even in the dead of winter. The Boettcher...Learn more
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Plants in Your Pizza Family Workshop

January 3, 2018 | Heather Pressman
Almost universally, pizza is everyone’s favorite food, hands-down. In the United States alone, Americans eat 100 acres of pizza each DAY! That’s the equivalent of 3 billion pizzas a year. That doesn’t even count the people who make pizza at home (and I’m not talking about the frozen kind, folks)...Learn more

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