The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a private event and will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 25 for a concert.

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
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

Interns from Argentina

July 18, 2017 | Sarada Krishnan
This summer, in addition to interns from around the country, we are hosting international interns from Argentina. Three students enrolled in the horticulture program at the University of Rio Negro in Bariloche, Argentina joined us in late June and will be spending time with us through early...Learn more
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Masdevallia Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 26, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more

Spring Fungi at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus

June 24, 2017 | Andrew Wilson
Spring is the universal time of rejuvenation. For myself, it represents the time of year where I can get back to my roots. This means returning to California to re-connect with my fungal family (figuratively speaking) in mid-June to enjoy the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Sierra...Learn more
Reception in All-America Selections Garden

So You’re Hosting a Private Event – Now What?

June 23, 2017 | Special Events
Whether you are hosting a wedding, a baby shower or a holiday party, planning an event is a lot of work! Large or small, lavish or modest, it can be overwhelming to select and coordinate caterers, florists, entertainers, photographers, rental companies and other vendors involved in your event...Learn more
Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

Scent Studies of the Gardens’ Penstemon Collection

June 15, 2017 | Cindy Newlander
The Gardens is more than just a pretty place. Behind the paths and petals, there is research going on both inside the gates and beyond. Due to more international communication through Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s (BGCI) PlantSearch and the ability of researchers to find out about...Learn more