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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
Pronghorn antelope at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, CO

Photography Expedition at Plains Conservation Center

November 2, 2017 | Featured Instructor
Recently I led a photography expedition at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, a site with programs administered by Denver Botanic Gardens. Immediate questions come to mind: What and where is the Plains Conservation Center and why would you want to photograph something as plain as a plain?...Learn more
Carex utriculata with mature perigynia

Sedges have edges . . .

October 30, 2017 | Christina Alba
. . . and extreme ecological importance in high-elevation wetlands. It’s likely that at some point, you have been out for a stroll and admired a pretty grass fanning gently in the wind…or maybe it was a sedge? Or a rush? It’s also likely that to solve this puzzle you looked musingly to the sky and...Learn more
Riparian ecosystem restoration project at Chatfield Farms

Chatfield Farms Riparian Restoration Data Now Global

October 25, 2017 | Rick Levy
In 2016 Denver Botanic Gardens launched a project to restore the riparian ecosystem along the section of Deer Creek that flows through Chatfield Farms. Led by Dr. Rebecca Hufft, three in-stream diversions were installed to improve flow and the bank structure of the creek. Over the 20th century,...Learn more
Pinus bungeana, or the Lacebark Pine

October Walking Tour: Fall Foliage and Berries

October 25, 2017 | Brien Darby
It’s a little hard to believe, but fall truly is upon us. The days are shorter, the air is crisper and, any day now, the trees will let go of their leaves and keep us busy raking until November. During this time of the year, many visitors ask if there are still plants worth seeing in the outdoor...Learn more

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