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
Off the Clock - February '19

Sincerely Seeking Plant (and People) Lovers!

January 26, 2019 | Special Events
Off the Clock is back – and we’re kicking off the 2019 series with a brand-new theme that’s sure to stir the senses. At an occasion that’s perfect for you and your sweetie (or you and your besties!), guests will dig deeper into the fascinating science of plant love in an environment filled with...Learn more
Gymnocladus dioica Rollinger 205, Cheesman Park

Still Crazy Over a Half-Century of Denver Trees

January 24, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
There may be someone on the planet who doesn’t love trees. If so, I am quite sure they’re rather strange and lonely and probably very sunburnt. Most people don’t just love trees, they’re crazy about them! At least that’s one of the take-aways as the Rollinger Tree Collection 50-Year Survey Project...Learn more
Horticultural Therapy at Craig Hospital

Horticultural Therapy at Craig Hospital

January 18, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
Denver Botanic Gardens has partnered with Craig Hospital to offer an internship in horticultural therapy (HT) that meets the requirements of the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) for professional registered horticultural therapists. Craig Hospital is one of the top rehabilitation...Learn more
Stories Told by Specimens

Stories Told by Specimens

January 8, 2019 | Stephanie White
Part of my work at the Gardens involves finding creative ways to highlight our herbaria , or dried plant and fungal collections, often through writing. One morning, I decided to highlight our collections’ evergreens. Wondering which of our evergreen specimens I should undertake, I thought about an...Learn more
Clerodendrum × speciosum

January Walking Tour – Winter Tropical Blossoms

January 4, 2019 | Nick Snakenberg
With very few exceptions, January flowers are hard to come by in a Colorado landscape. Not so in the tropical plant collections at Denver Botanic Gardens. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery are a perfect venue for your winter floral fix. Clerodendrum ×...Learn more
Columbine

New Year, New Health and Wellness Goals

January 1, 2019 | Erin Bird
New Year’s resolutions often are focused on the body, mind and soul and for good reason. The busyness of life can lead to unhealthy eating, decreased exercise and not enough self-care. In line with our core values of transformation, relevance, diversity and sustainability, we have a variety of...Learn more
Garden Rentals

When I Say Gardens, You Say Party!

December 28, 2018 | Special Events
The time for planning your next major event is now – don’t waste your time looking at classic board rooms or traditional ballrooms when you could instead immerse your guests in the stunning surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street! No matter what kind of event you are hosting, our...Learn more
Amaryllis

What To Do With Your Holiday Plants

December 26, 2018 | Erin Bird
So, the holidays are over…. What to do with the festive plants that remain? Here is a short list of holiday plants and “the truth may hurt” fate of each. Poinsettia – Euphorbia pulcherrima : While beautiful during the holidays, poinsettias are pest magnets and aren’t worth the struggle. Throw it in...Learn more
Agave neomexicana

Deck the Halls with Succulent Monocots

December 17, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone knows how valuable conifers and broadleaf evergreens are for winter color. However the year-round drama and beauty of succulent monocots, especially Agave, Yucca, Hesperaloe and Nolina, reveal their stellar status in the winter while they are admired for their flowers in the summer. The...Learn more
Blossoms of Light -Tips and Tricks

The Not So Secret Secrets of Blossoms of Light

December 12, 2018 | Special Events
The holiday season is in full bloom at York Street as Blossoms of Light™ delights thousands of guests each night with mesmerizing displays of light and color. Though it is a tradition for many Front Range families, the new designs and features provide a new adventure every year for even the most...Learn more
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) at Denver Botanic Gardens

Pretty in Pink . . . and Red and White

December 11, 2018 | Erin Bird
This year's holiday display in the Orangery gives poinsettias center stage. As you stroll through the space, you will see traditional red poinsettia alongside unique light pink, magenta, butter yellow, and marbled red and white varieties. This display represents a small percentage of the more than...Learn more

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