The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 1 and 2 for concerts.

Off the Clock: Secret Garden

Welcome to our Whimsical Indoor Garden Party

February 22, 2019 | Special Events
Curiosities abound at our next Off the Clock event! Step into a whimsical wonderland for our newest theme, Secret Garden, where we encourage (nay, we require ) your imagination and sense of adventure! A String Quartet with an Electric Twist You’ve never heard strings like this! The four women of...Learn more
Freyer – Newman Center

Collections on the Move

February 18, 2019 | Melissa Islam
Construction on the new Freyer – Newman Center at Denver Botanic Gardens is hopping. As the towering red and white crane sweeps across the site, we, the caretakers of the Gardens’ non-living collections, hold our breath. Soon, we will be packing our precious cargo – 500-year-old books, tens of...Learn more
Weddings at Denver Botanic Gardens, Photo Credit: Megan Lee Photo

Love is in the Air – Tie the Knot at the Gardens!

February 14, 2019 | Special Events
While the Gardens offers magnificent venues for all kinds of private events, it really shines for weddings. Happy couples have been choosing to spend their special days at our York Street location for decades, surrounded by lush foliage, unique architecture and stunning arrays of floral beauty. Our...Learn more
Community Supporting Agriculture flowers

Give the Gift of Slow Flowers

February 11, 2019 | Angie Andrade Foster
Flowers are always a great way to tell someone how much you love them, but this time of year it’s almost impossible to find locally grown, fresh flowers. Nearly all bouquets that you can buy during the winter have travelled a long way to reach the U.S. There is good news for this sustainable floral...Learn more
Heart-shaped wind chime

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

February 8, 2019 | Chuck McGlothlin
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it and really look after it and nurture it.” -- John Lennon The Shop at the Gardens has a wonderful selection...Learn more
Juniperus scopulorum (Rocky Mountain juniper)

February Walking Tour - Evergreens

February 1, 2019 | Mike Bone
For most, the word “evergreen” evokes the thought of a pine, spruce or fir tree. These are the trees that give year-round structure to our gardens and provide points to hold our attention and direct our focus. They are the forests that we cut for timber, paper and fuel. Without the dominance of the...Learn more
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

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