Image: Karen Kitchel, Larger Than Life #11 (detail), Oil on panel.

Steppe Grasslands

March 7, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Of the many remarkable changes I’ve witnessed since I first came to work at Denver Botanic Gardens in 1980, none have excited and pleased me more than to watch as our horticultural staff have shifted the focus of plant collections here away from the traditional annuals and perennials that were the...Learn more
Boy hugging tree

Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos, Oh My!

March 5, 2019 | Melissa Gula
Searching for a fun learning opportunity to share with your cub scout family or pack? Look no further than the first ever annual Cub Scout Exploration Day at Denver Botanic Gardens on Sunday, March 10! All levels of Cub Scouts are invited to attend as we explore the Gardens and prepare for the...Learn more
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'

March Walking Tour - Minor Bulbs

March 1, 2019 | Mike Kintgen
Minor bulbs create some of the first horticultural spectacles of the year in temperate climates. Less familiar to many gardeners than their larger relatives such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, they provide some of the earliest and most reliable color of any plants we can add to our Western...Learn more
Play On! Performing Arts

Play On! Performing Arts at the Gardens

February 28, 2019 | Featured Instructor
Calling all young aspiring actors! Gardening and performing arts come together to spark creativity and imagination in this new five week program series designed for children ages 5-10. Participants use Jeffery L. Schatzer’s book “The Runaway Garden” as creative inspiration to create an ensemble-...Learn more
Quercus Borealis Ruba

Diversify: Casting a Positive Shadow on Our Tree Future

February 25, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
You may not think you’re much of a tree aficionado, but try doing without fruit (apples, oranges, peaches, mangos—you name it) and nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews), or building a house and furniture without the benefit of trees. Remove the trees from a city, and the heat island effect skyrockets—...Learn more
Off the Clock: Secret Garden

Welcome to our Whimsical Indoor Garden Party

February 22, 2019 | Special Events
Curiosities abound at our next Off the Clock event! Step into a whimsical wonderland for our newest theme, Secret Garden, where we encourage (nay, we require ) your imagination and sense of adventure! A String Quartet with an Electric Twist You’ve never heard strings like this! The four women of...Learn more
Freyer – Newman Center

Collections on the Move

February 18, 2019 | Melissa Islam
Construction on the new Freyer – Newman Center at Denver Botanic Gardens is hopping. As the towering red and white crane sweeps across the site, we, the caretakers of the Gardens’ non-living collections, hold our breath. Soon, we will be packing our precious cargo – 500-year-old books, tens of...Learn more
Weddings at Denver Botanic Gardens, Photo Credit: Megan Lee Photo

Love is in the Air – Tie the Knot at the Gardens!

February 14, 2019 | Special Events
While the Gardens offers magnificent venues for all kinds of private events, it really shines for weddings. Happy couples have been choosing to spend their special days at our York Street location for decades, surrounded by lush foliage, unique architecture and stunning arrays of floral beauty. Our...Learn more
Community Supporting Agriculture flowers

Give the Gift of Slow Flowers

February 11, 2019 | Angie Andrade Foster
Flowers are always a great way to tell someone how much you love them, but this time of year it’s almost impossible to find locally grown, fresh flowers. Nearly all bouquets that you can buy during the winter have travelled a long way to reach the U.S. There is good news for this sustainable floral...Learn more
Heart-shaped wind chime

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

February 8, 2019 | Chuck McGlothlin
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it and really look after it and nurture it.” -- John Lennon The Shop at the Gardens has a wonderful selection...Learn more
Juniperus scopulorum (Rocky Mountain juniper)

February Walking Tour - Evergreens

February 1, 2019 | Mike Bone
For most, the word “evergreen” evokes the thought of a pine, spruce or fir tree. These are the trees that give year-round structure to our gardens and provide points to hold our attention and direct our focus. They are the forests that we cut for timber, paper and fuel. Without the dominance of the...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

January 28, 2019 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour, you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our plant collections, natural history, art and architecture. Let their enthusiasm and passion inspire you. Spend quality time: A Gardens tour is the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends or...Learn more

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