Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.


Dr. Neale's Research Honored

December 12, 2008 Research & Conservation
It is with great pride that we share the news with you that a research paper published by our own Jenny Neale was recently selected to receive the "PSB Best Paper Award 2008" from the presitgous Plant


December 4, 2008 Linda Maich
Wonder enlarges the heart. When you wonder, you are drawn out of yourself. ~ John O’Donohue ~ Occasionally, someone will call Denver Botanic Gardens in autumn or winter and ask if there is anything to

Trail of Lights Family Fun

December 3, 2008 Lisa Eldred
Last night Denver Botanic Gardens wowed visitors at the Member-Only preview of this new holiday lights event at Chatfield. My family and I were among the many who enjoyed the spectacular display and

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 Sarada Krishnan
On this Thanksgiving Day as I ponder all the things I am thankful for, one that comes to the forefront is how fortunate I am to work at the Denver Botanic Gardens. With a mission of connecting people

Madagascar’s Spiny Forest

November 19, 2008 Sarada Krishnan
During my current visit to Madagascar, I had the enviable opportunity to visit the unique spiny desert ecosystem, located in the south and southwestern part of the country. What amazing diversity! Hot

Manahòana from Madagascar!

November 5, 2008 Sarada Krishnan
My much anticipated second trip to the island country of Madagascar has finally arrived. In Madagascar for my doctoral research, the exciting part is the exploration of the flora and fauna unique to

Wonders of Africa

October 9, 2008 Panayoti Kelaidis
The symbol of Kirstenbosh, the National Botanical Garden in Capetown, is the Bird of Paradise. An amazing "albino" (which is missing the red pigment and has the still has the yellow pigment) was

Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

September 11, 2008 Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it a coincidence that Walt Whitman named his revolutionary collection of poetry "Leaves of Grass"? Grass is the dominant vegetation in our region, and ornamental grasses have revolutionized

Amazing Transformation

July 5, 2008 Sarada Krishnan
Early this spring around mid-March, the native Plains Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens underwent a simulated version of a vital ecological process of the shortgrass prairie -- FIRE. Fire is important

Gatehouse Dogs and Visitors

June 27, 2008 Doris Boardman
People who live near the Gardens often walk their dogs along York Street. Years ago, someone in guest services started giving the dogs a dog biscuit if they visited the Gatehouse with their owners

What is your favorite plant?

June 10, 2008 Sarada Krishnan
This is a question I get asked quite frequently. To me as a horticulturist and a plant lover, it is a very complex question to answer. It is like asking a mom to choose her favorite child. Each plant

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