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


Passion in the garden

September 15, 2009 Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of passion flowers as something exotic, tropical and certainly not something you can grow in Colorado. Fiddlesticks! There is a garden in Littleton where passion flowers are practically a

Mycophiles Wanted

September 14, 2009 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Have you ever wanted to go on a mushroom hunt? Your opportunity has arrived. Join the Colorado Mycological Society September 18-20 for the Rocky Mountain National Park Mycoblitz. The mycoblitz, an

Did you get up and dance?

September 3, 2009 Doris Boardman
Concert season is over for the year both at our York Street and Chatfield locations. We had a dazzling array of talented musicians here again this year, and the Gardens have never looked better. I

Bioblitz uncovers previously unknown populations

August 27, 2009 Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens staff were among the thirty-six scientists who donated their time in the first Soapstone Prairie Natural Area Bioblitz, surveying all species in a 24-hour period. Ten scientist

Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

August 24, 2009 Panayoti Kelaidis
I think sometimes we Americans take cuccooning a bit too far! You have to call friends ahead of time before you visit nowadays (was I the only one whose family would "drop in" on friends growing up?)

Shop at the Gardens Now Open!

August 3, 2009 Doris Boardman
Yet another BRAND NEW experience is waiting for you at Denver Botanic Gardens. The Gardens has opened a new gift shop, Shop at the Gardens. The entire gift shop was re-designed from the ground up to offer our visitors the most sustainable, creative, unique garden and gift products in Denver.

Our New Visitor Center Welcomes You!

July 24, 2009 Doris Boardman
The Gardens have never looked better. So much is in bloom thanks to all of the recent rain and the expertise of our horticulturists. Although it may look like things are not fully open at the Gardens

Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

June 6, 2009 Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to over 300 taxa (which includes hybrids and cultivars) of about 69 species of Iris. This diversity is distributed throughout the Gardens, though a majority is displayed

Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 Research & Conservation
Forty years ago, a family physician named Dr. Sam Mitchel turned a hobby into a real scientific endeavor by establishing a "mushroom collection" at Denver Botanic Gardens. The fungal collection at the

What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

May 19, 2009 Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What threatens Sclerocactus glaucus? Installation and maintenance of huge pipelines that move oil and gas from the well pads miles and miles to the collection facilities; roads; browsing and trampling

Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

May 17, 2009 Sarada Krishnan
The green roof at Denver Botanic Gardens opened in November 2007. Within a year and a half, this garden has established very well creating a green space where once was a regular cemented roof

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