Offshoots Café will be closed 9 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26 due to planned works on water supply lines.

Research Volunteer Spotlight: How mushrooms change lives

Research Volunteer Spotlight: How mushrooms change lives

March 9, 2010 | Vera Evenson
A great quote I heard lately, “ The first person served by Service is the Server,” perfectly exemplifies the impact the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi has had on our decades-long volunteer, Rosa-Lee Brace. Sam Mitchel, the founder of our mycology herbarium in 1965, inspired Rosa-Lee to study fungi...Learn more

Shop at the Gardens Showcases New Spring Items

March 5, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
Oh dear...I am longing for spring. It is that time of year when it is just beginning to warm up - but not enough to discard the coat and hat just yet. I have been looking for anything that will remind me that warmer weather, buds on trees and spring blooms are a mere month or so away. My wish was...Learn more
In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of March 6

In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of March 6

March 5, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Textures: Dryland Mesa never ceases to amaze, with an astonishing array of form and color. • Favorite lunch spot this week: On a cool, sunny day, there is no better lunch spot then a bench on the Green Roof. Bask in the rays and enjoy the view. The Green Roof Garden is great looking this time of...Learn more
Fresh New Planting in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Fresh New Planting in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

March 3, 2010 | Nick Daniel
If you haven't been able to swing in and check out the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory in the last couple of weeks, now is a great time. We have just recently finished a bed renovation that is sure to please all who come to enjoy it. My teammates and I decided to not hold anything back on this one...Learn more
In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of February 27

In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of February 27

February 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Although you’re all welcome to come crocus-spotting at my house, here at the Gardens, you’ll see plenty of signs of life this week. Find snowdrops in the Oak Grove and at the very western end of the Gardens, along the Cheesman fence. • Tiny blue Iris reticulata are making an appearance in the...Learn more

MacArthur 'Genius' David Montgomery Speaks: Real Dirt on Soil

February 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] When gardeners dish the dirt, they may speak of soil, either their own or the soil they wished they had. It really is the bed in which you make your garden lie. So 2008 MacArthur 'Genius' award recipient David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, is...Learn more
More than just the plants are growing this winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

More than just the plants are growing this winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

February 25, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
For our more fair weather visitors (you know who you are!), many have not stopped by the Gardens since those first snowflakes fell in October or have not ventured beyond the safe tropical confines of Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. You might be surprised to learn of the many changes...Learn more
Finally, after four years: Helleborus vesicarius in bloom

Finally, after four years: Helleborus vesicarius in bloom

February 19, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Good things come to those who wait we are told. Helleborus vesicarius seedlings were set out in spring of 2006 after a supplier donated a pot full of 20 seedlings with the warning that it was a very tricky species to grow. He was in Virginia, not exactly a similar climate to southern Turkey and...Learn more
Southern magnolia! A tree grows in Lakewood...

Southern magnolia! A tree grows in Lakewood...

February 19, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The notion that the very symbol of the American South--the evergreen Southern magnolia ( Magnolia grandiflora )--might have hardy forms that would thrive on the windswept steppe of Colorado has tantalized generations of Coloradoans. I have seen small specimens here and there (a number on our York...Learn more
Can Plants Teach Us about Leadership?

Can Plants Teach Us about Leadership?

February 16, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Managing the environment versus managing people surely should be very different... or are they? Lately I have been challenged to make such an analogy and found it surprisingly compelling. Through the course of my 15 years studying invasive species biology and restoration ecology, as well as...Learn more

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