in the Steppe Garden

Plant Mapping in the Steppe Garden

September 12, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
I feel lucky enough to have grown up amid Tennessee’s lush and rolling hills, and more recently to have lived alongside the Great Smoky Mountains. Unsurprisingly, Steppe regions are not commonly discussed in southern Appalachia. So naturally, I gravitated towards the Steppe Garden, mostly because...Learn more
Blossoms of Light Holiday Parties

Make Your Holiday Party Memorable at BOL

August 29, 2017 | Special Events
You bring the party, we’ll bring the hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights! A holiday party at Blossoms of Light is a great way to celebrate the end of the year with your friends, family, or colleagues. Choose from one of four versatile and unique indoor spaces to offer you guests a warm...Learn more
Tiger striped Swallowtail

Butterflies & Buddleja in the Sensory Garden

August 24, 2017 | Magee Headley
While caring for the Sensory Garden, I have enjoyed observing visitors interacting with the multitude of experiential plantings as they move throughout the garden. While human guests are always a welcome sight, the visitors catching everyone’s eye right now are the butterflies. As the high heat of...Learn more
'Woods Blue Goddess' waterlily

Summer in the Water Gardens

August 22, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
August and September are prime months to see the water gardens in their full glory. This is the season that every water gardener daydreams about during the winter. The design and planning of the displays during those cold, dark months, along with the work of propagating and planting during the...Learn more
Summer Concert Series

Booking Artists for the Summer Concert Series

July 27, 2017 | Special Events
On select evenings each summer, the Gardens transforms into one of Denver’s most unique outdoor venues for the Summer Concert Series. Concert-goers carve out their favorite spots on the grassy slopes of the UMB Bank Amphitheater, wander the Gardens as twilight sets in, and enjoy intimate...Learn more
Horticulture Intern Nurani Illahi

An Out-Of-Stater’s Fashion Guide to Gardening in CO

July 24, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
Coming from the East Coast, sun protection isn’t unheard of. For my first day working at the Gardens, I slathered on a healthy layering of sunscreen. As 9 o’clock came around the corner, the Japanese Garden volunteers filtered in. They greeted me: “Good morning!” and “How are you?” However, these...Learn more
The Shop at the Gardens Tent Sale

The Shop at the Gardens Giant Tent Sale is on NOW!

July 21, 2017 | Ashley Conrad
It’s that time of year again! The highly anticipated Shop at the Gardens tent sale is happening now. This annual sale features one-of-a-kind and highly coveted items fans have come to expect from The Shop. If there’s something you’ve had your eye on for months, chances are really good it’s on sale...Learn more
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Masdevallia Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 26, 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
Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

June 15, 2017 | Cindy Newlander
The Gardens is more than just a pretty place. Behind the paths and petals, there is research going on both inside the gates and beyond. Due to more international communication through Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s (BGCI) PlantSearch and the ability of researchers to find out about...Learn more
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Guarianthe Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 7, 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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