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

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Rare Spring Blooms

June 6, 2019 Michelle DePrenger-Levin
On the western slope of Colorado you will find populations of a rare ball cactus with lilac flowers that bloom a few days a year when the sun is shining and pollinators are flying. Each Colorado

June Walking Tour - Cacti and Succulents

June 3, 2019 Nick Daniel
As the soils warm and spring begins to transition into summer, the cacti and succulents begin to take over the show for a while. These succulent gems are found throughout the grounds of Denver Botanic

Plant Select® and Denver Botanic Gardens

May 24, 2019 Panayoti Kelaidis
For most of the 22 years of Plant Select’s existence, nursery operators and staff from both Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University have hosted an annual meeting to report on and

Rare Books on the Move

May 17, 2019 Jaime Groetsema
The creation of the Helen Fowler Library was an important addition to Denver Botanic Gardens’ campus. It occupied several spaces before settling in its current location in 1971, when a library space

Echium candicans Blooming Now!

May 14, 2019 Bridget Blomquist
Echium candicans, blooming now in the Orangery (much to the delight of the horticulturist who tends the Gardens’ Echium species), took three years of growing to finally bloom. Its candelabra-like

Gifts for Mother's Day

May 3, 2019 Chuck McGlothlin
The Shop at the Gardens has great gift ideas for the mother(s) in your life. We feature local artists, sustainable practices and many items have a botanical theme. Gifts range from home decor, bath

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