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

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
Olivia transplanting plants in Denver Botanic Gardens' greenhouse

Teaching Old Seed New Tricks

October 16, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
I am a horticulture student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln entering my junior year. My hometown is the very small, rural town of Ulysses, Nebraska, home to maybe one hundred people. I was chosen to be the propagation intern at Denver Botanic Gardens, an experience that has proven to be...Learn more
Glow at the Gardens

Good Gourd Design – The Art of Glow at the Gardens

October 13, 2017 | Special Events
Today, the first batch of pumpkins arrived on site for Glow at the Gardens™ . Our pumpkin carving team will spend the first half of next week cleaning, gutting and carving hundreds of giant gourds to create our one-of-a-kind pumpkin sculptures. And while all this carving is a challenge in such a...Learn more
Pectis angustifolia

Discovering the Plants & People of the Eastern Plains

October 10, 2017 | Christina Alba
Colorado is known worldwide for its lush mountain habitats with towering forests of pine, fir and aspen. This grand topography, tied to a romantic history of silver mining and pioneer grit, shapes much of the state’s identity. Yet it is only one part of Colorado’s unique ecological and human story...Learn more

Warczewiczella discolor Orchids in the Greenhouse

October 4, 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
Sensory Garden

Collaboration for Health

October 2, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
Gardens and hospitals are both recognized as places of healing, but it’s not always obvious how the two can work together. As the therapeutic horticulture intern for Denver Botanic Gardens this summer, I not only worked in the York Street Sensory Garden, but I also trained with the horticultural...Learn more

Are You Curious About Corn?

September 28, 2017 | Heather Pressman
One of my favorite things to eat is corn. I love corn, especially fresh corn. And popcorn. And cornbread. And corn cereal. Basically, I like anything made out of corn. I even love making art projects out of corn! As you can imagine, this means I’m super excited to teach our upcoming Seedlings class...Learn more
Graduate Research Assistant Katherine Fu

Training the Next Generation

September 25, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
2017 Interns and Seasonals in the Research & Conservation Department - Every spring, Research & Conservation gears up for our field season, May to September, by bringing interns and seasonals on-board. They receive training in applied conservation, helping us complete our field work while...Learn more
Lycaste saccata (syn. Lycaste cruenta)

Lycaste Orchids in the Greenhouse

September 22, 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
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

Bulbs: More Scandalous Than You Think

September 19, 2017 | Special Events
This weekend, gardeners will flock to our annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale , where scores of spring-blooming bulbs and hardy fall plants will be available for purchase and our horticulturists will offer expert advice on how to grow them. Free admission to the Plant Sale and to the Gardens. This...Learn more

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