The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 19 for concerts, and close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a private event.

Tropical dreamin'

Tropical dreamin'

October 30, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Some people love snow. My idea of a good winter sport is snorkling--NOT at a local reservoir incidentally...for those of us who love lushness and green, winter can stretch interminably. I'm not the only one living in denial: Mark McCauley is a keen local gardener who has a special interest in...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of October 31st

Don't Miss It! Week of October 31st

October 29, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• Sometimes, when I go into the Boettcher Memorial Conservatory, I am looking for Big Leaves. Big Leaves really make me feel as though I am somewhere tropical. You can’t get a whole lot bigger than Anthurium hookeri ‘Big Bird’, a really big member of the Arum family (think of the Peace Lily.) • As...Learn more
 The Great Pumpkin Hunt: Seedlings Classes

The Great Pumpkin Hunt: Seedlings Classes

October 26, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Don't miss this class next Tuesday at Denver Botanic Gardens. If you have a 3-, 4- or 5-year old, sign them up for an adventure out in the Gardens. The adventure starts out learning about the pumpkin life cycle and the pumpkin plant family. Then we will go outdoors to hunt for all different colors...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of October 24th

Don't Miss It! Week of October 24th

October 23, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• Don’t forget to look down; you’ll notice a lot of low-growing color. Perennial Walk offers a particularly good example of Polygonum, and you can find plenty of low-growing Sumac (Rhus aromatica) spread beneath the trees in the Ponderosa Border.Learn more
Overwintering Hardy Aquatic Plants at Denver Botanic Gardens

Overwintering Hardy Aquatic Plants at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 23, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
The most pressing concern of the Gardens' visitors each summer relates to what we do with our aquatic plants during the winter. The horticulture staff is now challenged as construction continues with the dynamic restructuring of our Gardens. Although we must make adjustments in over-wintering...Learn more
Fun Night Out: Holiday Sale Preview Party!

Fun Night Out: Holiday Sale Preview Party!

October 23, 2009 | Allison Kiehl
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with this fun night out activity: The Gardens’ Holiday Sale Preview Party! Be the first to shop among our finest vendors, while enjoying a leisurely experience complete with samples of wine from D’Vine Wine and chocolate fondue samples from the Melting Pot...Learn more
A Huge Thank You to Volunteers!

A Huge Thank You to Volunteers!

October 22, 2009 | Volunteer Services
On behalf of the entire staff of Denver Botanic Gardens we want to thank all our Pumpkin Festival volunteers for the time, energy, and incredible enthusiasm you contributed to the 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival. The weather was amazing and so were you!Learn more
Topsy turvy Crocuses...

Topsy turvy Crocuses...

October 20, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Autumn is imbued with intimations of mortality: dying leaves, dormancy, doom, gloom, Hallowe'en colors and ghosts and spooks: Boo! Gardeners know another side of this "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness": there are a number of plants that only begin blooming in September, with one or another...Learn more
Creating Community: Seedlings Classes

Creating Community: Seedlings Classes

October 20, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
This is a time where kids from ages 3-5 can get together, have fun and explore the wonders of nature. Their parents also have fun with one another and find camaraderie in the fact that their children are learning not only to appreciate nature, but also how to interact with nature and preserve its...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

October 16, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• But to enjoy the season at its best, now is the time to step back from individual plants and admire sweeps of color and texture. Enjoy the reds and golds, browns and greens. Plenty of beautiful leaves remain: Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) in the Birds and...Learn more

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