Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.

We need your keepsakes!

September 15, 2017 | Johanna Kelly
Denver Botanic Gardens Guild is again collecting keepsakes to sell at the November Winter Gift Market . We are short on jewelry, glass and crystal glassware, however we will be delighted with anything you care to donate! Sales from the Winter Gift Market and the Shop at the Gardens gift shop enable...Learn more
in the Steppe Garden

Plant Mapping in the Steppe Garden

September 12, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
I feel lucky enough to have grown up amid Tennessee’s lush and rolling hills, and more recently to have lived alongside the Great Smoky Mountains. Unsurprisingly, Steppe regions are not commonly discussed in southern Appalachia. So naturally, I gravitated towards the Steppe Garden, mostly because...Learn more
Tubaria confragosa

Following in the Footsteps of Sam Mitchel

August 31, 2017 | Andrew Wilson
This year Denver Botanic Gardens is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its fungal herbarium, the largest collection of Rocky Mountain mushrooms and fleshy fungi in the North American continent. The herbarium is home to more than 18,000 mushrooms, puffballs and other fungi of many varieties and 80...Learn more
Blossoms of Light Holiday Parties

Make Your Holiday Party Memorable at BOL

August 29, 2017 | Special Events
You bring the party, we’ll bring the hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights! A holiday party at Blossoms of Light is a great way to celebrate the end of the year with your friends, family, or colleagues. Choose from one of four versatile and unique indoor spaces to offer you guests a warm...Learn more
Tiger striped Swallowtail

Butterflies & Buddleja in the Sensory Garden

August 24, 2017 | Magee Headley
While caring for the Sensory Garden, I have enjoyed observing visitors interacting with the multitude of experiential plantings as they move throughout the garden. While human guests are always a welcome sight, the visitors catching everyone’s eye right now are the butterflies. As the high heat of...Learn more
'Woods Blue Goddess' waterlily

Summer in the Water Gardens

August 22, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
August and September are prime months to see the water gardens in their full glory. This is the season that every water gardener daydreams about during the winter. The design and planning of the displays during those cold, dark months, along with the work of propagating and planting during the...Learn more
Research staff organizing tissue samples within our biorepository

Genetic Sample Data Now Available Worldwide

August 17, 2017 | Rick Levy
Denver Botanic Gardens has published its first set of Genetic Sample Data to the Global Genomic Biodiversity Network (GGBN). What does that mean, you might ask? It means plant and fungal tissue and DNA samples that are housed here in the Gardens biorepository are now discoverable to scientists...Learn more
Summer Concert Series

Booking Artists for the Summer Concert Series

July 27, 2017 | Special Events
On select evenings each summer, the Gardens transforms into one of Denver’s most unique outdoor venues for the Summer Concert Series. Concert-goers carve out their favorite spots on the grassy slopes of the UMB Bank Amphitheater, wander the Gardens as twilight sets in, and enjoy intimate...Learn more
Strawberry pot in Le Potager garden

Producing Food in our Food Programs

July 25, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
Here at Denver Botanic Gardens there are several different gardens whose purpose is one that many don’t associate with the Gardens: producing food. The Gardens grows produce for a variety of purposes, but eventually this food will get donated to great organizations like S.A.M.E. Café or even used...Learn more
Horticulture Intern Nurani Illahi

An Out-Of-Stater’s Fashion Guide to Gardening in CO

July 24, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
Coming from the East Coast, sun protection isn’t unheard of. For my first day working at the Gardens, I slathered on a healthy layering of sunscreen. As 9 o’clock came around the corner, the Japanese Garden volunteers filtered in. They greeted me: “Good morning!” and “How are you?” However, these...Learn more
The Shop at the Gardens Tent Sale

The Shop at the Gardens Giant Tent Sale is on NOW!

July 21, 2017 | Ashley Conrad
It’s that time of year again! The highly anticipated Shop at the Gardens tent sale is happening now. This annual sale features one-of-a-kind and highly coveted items fans have come to expect from The Shop. If there’s something you’ve had your eye on for months, chances are really good it’s on sale...Learn more
Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market

Sábado de compras en Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market

July 18, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
El viernes fuimos a un vivero llamado O’Toole’s Garden Center , pero como estuve medio mal de salud, no estaba con ganas de sacar fotos y tomar notas. Solamente fuí para acompañar a Anita a comprar algunas plantas para la presentación que va a hacer de su jardín el 20 de Julio. Para esa fecha está...Learn more