The “Moth”er of Orchid-dom

January 23, 2014 | John Murgel
Between now and February 24, the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting the annual Orchid Showcase . In addition to the blossom show being put on behind the glass walls of the collections greenhouses, the transitional space of the Orangery itself is festooned with orchids, mostly hybrids of...Learn more
Herbs

Aromatherapy Basics and Beyond

January 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Everyone has a smell that can transport them back in time to a memory that brings a smile to the face. Different smells call to mind different emotions. If you knew that one in particular helped to alter your mood, relax you in body and soul wouldn’t you want to try that perhaps instead of taking a...Learn more
What a year!

The Year in Review

December 27, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Containers in front of Marnie's Pavilion How does one encapsulate a cultural facility's entire year, when you consider that there are dozens of gardens that are transforming ongoingly from spring until fall, and every day is magically different! And every garden has something special to recommend...Learn more
Larch cones

Larchness monster

November 25, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Young Siberian larch ( Larix sibirica ) You have probably walked by this willowy sapling many times--although I suspect if it were not in fall color, you would have walked by it barely noticing it! There is another specimen or two of Siberian larch at the Gardens. This one is west of the Western...Learn more
Cornus kousa

Pushing limits...

November 21, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Asian dogwood ( Cornus kousa ) "Asian dogwood? Surely photographed in Oregon, or perhaps New Jersey?" Nope--taken at Denver Botanic Gardens last June. There are several specimens--this one in the Rock Alpine Garden, but also at Waring House that reliably bloom late every spring. Cornus kousa tree...Learn more
Bulbs!

It's almost too late...

November 8, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tulipa humilis 'Albomaculata Caerulea' I know you have a few bulbs you picked up at the Gardens fall sale still lurking in your porch! Or perhaps you have altogether forgotten and assume that since Thanksgiving is fast approaching it's too late to plant bulbs? In a few months when gems like this...Learn more
Tibetan singing bowls

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concerts

November 8, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Wondering what a Tibetan Singing Bowls "Sound Healing Concert" is all about? It is an opportunity to lay down (if you wish) and receive some seriously good vibrations....literally!!! Sound healers Jason and Chris Anne Coviello will begin the concert with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very...Learn more
Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

October 24, 2013 | Matt Cole
In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn. From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all! I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have...Learn more

2013 Summer Concert Series Summary

October 24, 2013 | Doris Boardman
Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our...Learn more
Heptacodium

October surprise! Gorgeous fruit trump fragrant flowers!

October 17, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Heptacodium in seed The last thing one expects to see this time of year is a shrub in glorious full scarlet bloom--and even up close the red seedheads on "Seven Sons Flower" look suspiciously like flowers. Of course, in August it was a different proposition! Heptacodium in summer bloom This is what...Learn more

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