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
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Bonsai Exhibition by Mark Mills

June 13, 2017 | Sarada Krishnan
Each spring, we host an exhibition of bonsai featuring a special artist and their works. This year, our fifth year of special exhibition, we are showcasing the works of Mark Mills. Mark, introduced to Bonsai at a Cleveland garden show, studied the art of bonsai under the tutelage of the noted...Learn more
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Guarianthe Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 7, 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

The Horticulture Interns Have Arrived

June 6, 2017 | Kevin Williams
Every year Denver Botanic Garden's Horticulture Department welcomes a handful of exceptional horticulture students from across the country to study with us in a project-based, 10-week internship. Each intern brings a wealth of passion and experience to our team and we’re very excited to introduce...Learn more
Great Horned Owl family

Great Horned Owl Family

May 17, 2017 | Angie Jewett
This great horned owl family has nested in the same location in the western portion of the Wetland Trail at Chatfield Farms for at least the last three seasons, and each year we watch as they raise their young. But this past winter, their nest was destroyed by wind and we were concerned they would...Learn more
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Learn about Endangered Plants of Colorado

May 11, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On May 18, Plant Conservation Day , and May 19, Endangered Species Day , Research & Conservation staff will be in the Science Pyramid to talk about Colorado’s federally protected plant species. Not only can animals be listed as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act,...Learn more
Water-Smart Garden

Build a Water-Saving Garden by Shopping Spring Plant Sale

May 9, 2017 | Special Events
Think you need lots of water for a diverse, vibrant, and beautiful garden? Think again! On the Front Range, water is always a concern. It rarely falls from the sky, and it’s hard to justify soaking flower beds and gardens at home when your water bill ticks higher every year. And while you may think...Learn more
Herbaria at Denver Botanic Gardens

New Drop-in Tour! Discover the Natural History Collections

April 27, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On select Fridays, 1-1:30 p.m., Gardens docents will be leading a drop-in tour, “Behind the Science: Explore the Natural History Collections.” Tours are included with Gardens admission and no reservations are needed. All ages welcome but tours are most appropriate for ages 8+. Group size is limited...Learn more

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