Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.

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Nettled by iris...

March 17, 2015 Panayoti Kelaidis
Iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' As I was driving home yesterday I passed a house which boasted a narrow bed along its north side with hundreds--maybe thousands of snowdrops. I began looking intently

Planning an event? We can host it!

March 4, 2015 Special Events
Looking to host a great party but not sure what kind? Denver Botanic Gardens is a great place with many options! We host: Weddings and receptions Meetings and corporate retreats Birthday parties for

Salvia Mundi: 'Sage' advice for you

March 3, 2015 Panayoti Kelaidis
Salvia indica The first salvia to bloom at Denver Botanic Gardens every spring is actually from Western Asia and Turkey rather than India as the name would imply. It shows one extreme of the range of

Love is in the air

February 4, 2015 Special Events
Whether you were engaged over the holidays or you are hoping for something special on Valentine’s Day, there is no doubt that this time of year, love is in the air. And now you need somewhere to get

The Spiral Aloe perplex

January 27, 2015 Panayoti Kelaidis
Aloe polyphylla at Semonkong Lodge Few plants better epitomize the quandaries of plant conservation than this iconic aloe, endemic to the heights of south-central Lesotho, South Africa. Once

Drifts of gold, not drifts of snow!

December 2, 2014 Panayoti Kelaidis
Alan Tower DENVER Botanic Gardens implies we're a local institution, which is true. But what greater proof of the regional--nay!--national and international reach that we have than when nurserymen

2014 IWGS New Waterlily Competition Winners

October 27, 2014 Tamara Kilbane
Denver Botanic Gardens was once again the host of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society’s New Waterlily Competition this year. This contest draws entries of new waterlily hybrids

In Memoriam: Joan Franson

October 26, 2014 Panayoti Kelaidis
Joan Franson and Cistus laurifolius Joan Franson, long time volunteer and champion of Denver Botanic Gardens, passed away on Thursday, October 17. Her obituary in the Denver Post provides more

The grass is greener...at Chatfield!

September 24, 2014 Panayoti Kelaidis
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' on left I'm talking about the OTHER kind of grass, incidentally. The orange Agastache on the upper right of this picture is also a Plant Select choice: Agastache

York Street Trial Garden Evaluation Day

September 23, 2014 Bridget Blomquist
On August 5, 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens conducted its second trial evaluation day for the York Street Trial Garden. Located right outside our main entrance gate, visitors can get a look at various

The Ice Plant Cometh

September 10, 2014 Panayoti Kelaidis
Delosperma floribundum 'Starburst' There have been a veritable flood of hardy ice plants on the market in recent years, to the point where we have forgotten about some of the worthy old timers. This

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