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Medicinal Plants Virtual Tour at the Gardens

July 28, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Kenna here, the medicinal plant intern at Denver Botanic Gardens. I’m excited to announce the newly publicized medicinal plants virtual tour on the Gardens Navigator website! In creating this virtual tour, I hope to bring more awareness to medicinal plants and help dispel the reputation of "pseudo-...Learn more
100% compostable straws at the Gardens

The final (plastic) straw!

July 25, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Plastic straws are OUT! As an article in the Denver Post recently illustrated, Colorado restaurants are joining a national and even international trend to replace single-use plastic straws with either compostable and/or paper straws. The Gardens’ Offshoots Café and Hive Bistro at the York Street...Learn more
Summer Concert Series

How to Attend the Summer Concert Series Like a Pro

July 23, 2018 | Special Events
It’s the peak of summer here at our York Street location, and we are heading into the busiest weeks of the annual Summer Concert Series. Even for seasoned Denver concert-goers, there’s no venue in town quite like the Gardens. With somewhat unique restrictions on what you can bring, what you can’t...Learn more
Purple stigmas on female buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides

Unholster That Hori Hori: Collecting Plants Along the High Line Canal Trail

July 22, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer, Denver Botanic Gardens, with funding from the High Line Canal Conservancy, is conducting a survey of the plants growing along the High Line Canal. Drawing water from the South Platte River, the Canal winds 71 miles from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to the eastern edge of Green Valley...Learn more
Grammatophyllum speciosum

World’s Largest Orchid Plant in Bloom

July 20, 2018 | Nick Snakenberg
If you’ve ever wanted to see the world’s largest orchid plant in bloom, now is your chance. While there are taller orchid plants and larger orchid flowers, the overall mass of Grammatophyllum speciosum has earned it recognition as the world’s largest orchid and it is now in bloom in our Boettcher...Learn more
Two Japanese beetles on a leaf.

Japanese Beetle Biological Control Release

July 15, 2018 | Emily Stine
Japanese beetles ( Popillia japonica ) have become numerous around Denver Botanic Gardens – I can’t walk near grapes, roses or other flowering plants and not see them. Even though these insects are beautiful like glimmering green and copper jewels, the damage they cause is not. Unfortunately, it’s...Learn more
Girl with carrots

Everything is always more fun when it's a garden party!

July 13, 2018 | Featured Instructor
Grab your little ones and come to a party at the Gardens! Join us on July 22, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for a morning of family fun to celebrate gardening and healthy eating. Families will participate in party games, make flower necklaces and plant seeds to take home. Bloomers Island book series...Learn more
Donkeys at Plains Conservation Center

Let’s hit the plains this summer!

July 11, 2018 | Julie Blue
A wagon ride onto the prairie, a tour of the sod homestead and the chance to feed farm animals are all possible summer activities at Plains Conservation Center (PCC) in Aurora. Denver Botanic Gardens partners with the City of Aurora to provide education and public programs at this property that is...Learn more
Cryptolamus montrouzieri, mealybug destroyer, being released for biological control of mealybugs

Biological Control: Controlling Insects with Insects

July 10, 2018 | Emily Stine
When it comes to pest management, Denver Botanic Gardens ascribes to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to manage and control pest populations. One of the critical components of IPM is biological control – the use of specific organisms (often called natural enemies or biological control...Learn more
Kenna Castleberry

Medicinal Plant Intern at the Gardens

July 6, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
To be honest with you, I had very little knowledge of medicinal plants before I started as the medicinal plant intern here at Denver Botanic Gardens. The little that I did know came from being raised by my homeopathic hippie mother, whose two main rules were: no vaccines and if it tastes like cat...Learn more
Extensive damage on columbine (Aquilegia spp.) leaves.

Leaf Miners: Not Mining for Gold

July 2, 2018 | Emily Stine
Blotchy patches, serpentine lines, and small black dots inside a clear section of leaf – these are all symptoms I look for when diagnosing leaf miner damage. Leaf miners are the larval form of a few species of flies that live within the upper and lower surfaces on the leaf and feed on the cells...Learn more
Holiday Party at Blossoms of Light

You Bring the Party, We’ll Bring the Lights

June 29, 2018 | Special Events
Ranked by CNN last year as one of the seven best places to see holiday lights in the United States, Blossoms of Light offers a spectacular setting for your end-of-year celebrations with colleagues, friends or family. With booking options available every night of the week from Nov. 23 - Dec. 16, we...Learn more

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