Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 22, 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.

Tender Plant Storage at Chatfield Farms

Tender Plant Storage at Chatfield Farms

January 22, 2018 | Drew Habig
While things are mostly quiet in the Gardens this time of year, there’s plenty of work going on backstage in the greenhouses. Down at Chatfield Farms we have two large production greenhouses where we also store tender plants over the winter. Many of the large containers of tropical or other non-...Learn more
Cymbidium Erythrostylum

Cymbidium erythrostylum Orchids in the Greenhouse

January 15, 2018 | 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
Areca vestiaria

January Walking Tour: Becoming Frond of Palms

January 4, 2018 | Nicholas Giaquinto
For most horticulturists, winter is the time to prepare new planting schemes and dream of greener pastures. Of course, you could be fortunate enough to be able to work in a conservatory, where you are surrounded by colorful flowers and foliage year round, even in the dead of winter. The Boettcher...Learn more
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Plants in Your Pizza Family Workshop

January 3, 2018 | Heather Pressman
Almost universally, pizza is everyone’s favorite food, hands-down. In the United States alone, Americans eat 100 acres of pizza each DAY! That’s the equivalent of 3 billion pizzas a year. That doesn’t even count the people who make pizza at home (and I’m not talking about the frozen kind, folks)...Learn more
2019 Booking Calendar Opens January 8

Ain’t No Party Like a Denver Botanic Gardens Party

December 19, 2017 | Special Events
Ditch the boardrooms and ballrooms for your next gathering and replace them with the breathtaking surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street. With horticultural curiosities and stunning natural backdrops around every bend, your event will be the Instagrammable envy of all. With over a...Learn more
Vanilla

Holiday Spices in the Conservatory

December 18, 2017 | Erin Bird
'Tis the season for holiday baking and stove top simmers that fill the home with the rich and cozy smells of allspice, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove and citrus. All of these wonderful flavors and aromas come from plants! The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is home to a few...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

AmazonSmile

December 5, 2017 | Development Department
Did you know that you can support Denver Botanic Gardens by shopping at AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Denver Botanic Gardens every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as...Learn more
Acorn bell and maple seed flower

A Walking Tour of Outdoor Winter Arrangements

November 30, 2017 | Jennifer Miller
Where do plants go when they die at the Gardens? Most, as you might expect, go to the compost pile, but a select few get a lucky break: a chance to be displayed again. Each fall, armfuls of cuttings are hung and dried in our tool room for winter arrangements. These are what we call “everlasting...Learn more
Inflorescences of Pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica), a species that typically occurs further north.

Where do we start to conserve biodiversity?

November 29, 2017 | Christina Alba
The world is changing. Merriam-Webster defines the word baseline as a starting point. This is a very simple yet hopeful concept in a world that is changing so quickly. It suggests a chance to plant our feet, catch our breath, and start the work of conserving biodiversity so that future generations...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light – Improving the Visitor Experience

November 22, 2017 | Special Events
Each year, we enhance the winter wonderland of Blossoms of Light with more lights, new colors and innovative features. But there’s a lot more to the event than just the lights! After two record-breaking years of attendance, we spent the better part of this year making changes to the event that will...Learn more
Anguloa cliftonii orchid

Anguloa, the Tulip Orchid, in the Greenhouse

November 20, 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
Mosaic plant in the greenhouse at Denver Botanic Gardens

Autumn in the Water Gardens

November 7, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
It is hard to believe that the summer months are already behind us! With the arrival of fall, our water garden team begins the work of preparing our pond plantings for the winter months. Throughout October, staff and volunteers were found winterizing each of the following aquatic plant groups.Learn more

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