Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location is now open with capped numbers and timed tickets. Here are details on what to expect upon your return. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms’ re-opening is yet to be determined.

Blossoms of Lights

Think You Can Wait to Book Your Holiday Party? Think Again!

October 4, 2019 | Special Events
The tradition of gathering together in the winter months goes back almost as far as humanity itself. Today, that tradition is celebrated by families, friends, and even by companies and organizations that want to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of their team over the past year...Learn more
An aerial drone image of the Secret Passage bed of the Welcome Garden.

The Life of a Plant Mapper

October 2, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
To my friends in college I was always the crazy plant lady with a baby palm tree in her apartment, but I’ve found that here at Denver Botanic Gardens I’m the least “planty” of the plant people. I just finished my degree in Environmental Science & Policy at Chapman University in Southern...Learn more
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

So I Want to Plant Some Bulbs – Help!

September 24, 2019 | Special Events
With the temperatures still soaring into the high 80s, it’s hard to believe that it’s already time to prepare our gardens for fall bulb planting. But, if a thriving bed of brilliant or pastel blooms is your goal for this spring, now is the time to begin! Our annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale is the...Learn more
Frasera speciosa (also known as green gentian, elkweed or monument plant)

An Adventure in Unusual Alpine Flora on Colorado Mountains

September 17, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
During my time as the Rock Alpine Garden intern, I have been lucky enough to embark on many adventures into the field. I’ve added fencing around the montane gardens at Mount Goliath, summited Mount Evans to collect herbarium specimens with Horticulture Specialist Amy Schneider, hiked across...Learn more
Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits

Sensory Processing & Autism Resource Kits Now Available

September 5, 2019 | Catharine McCord
Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to announce that our Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (S.P.A.R.K.) are available for use, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis! They may be checked out from the Information Desk in the Boettcher Center Lobby at our York Street location...Learn more
Bonsai

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show & Sale

September 3, 2019 | Larry Jackel
Join us for the 50th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit and demonstrations are included with admission both days. Activities in the UMB Bank Amphitheater include: Featuring RMBS member trees...Learn more
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light', photo by Neide Bollinger

October Walking Tour - Fall Grasses of the Gardens’ Streetscapes

August 27, 2019 | Kevin Williams
For this walk we’ll stay outside of the Gardens’ gates, exploring the gateways to the Gardens instead. The streetscapes of Denver Botanic Gardens are often overlooked, or passed right by, however receive just as much curation and care as any other space that we steward. We strive to create a...Learn more
Astragalus microcymbus territory

Demographic Monitoring of Astragalus microcymbus

August 22, 2019 | Research & Conservation
This summer Gardens staff along with help from our amazing volunteers—or rare plant monitoring stewards—collected demographic monitoring data for Astragalus microcymbus, or skiff milkvetch. It is federally listed as threatened as it only occurs in Gunnison County, and there are currently around 30...Learn more
UMB Bank Amphitheater at Denver Botanic Gardens

Behind the Curtain

August 19, 2019 | Brian Vogt
How are the Gardens and UMB Bank contributing to Colorado? At first blush, it is a tradition going back over three decades that brings summer delight to evenings in the City. Concerts at Denver Botanic Gardens almost always sell out and attract devoted attendees, many of whom have distinct rituals...Learn more
Annuals Garden and Pavilion

Rental Venue Spotlight: Annuals Garden and Pavilion

August 15, 2019 | Special Events
Every one of the rental sites at our York Street location offers beautiful and unique elements that form the backdrops for hundreds of private events each year. In general, certain kinds of events tend to inhabit certain venues: the Woodland Mosaic solarium is suited to small gatherings in the...Learn more
Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus)

Shortgrass Prairie Restoration Experiment

August 9, 2019 | Research & Conservation
This spring was the first growing season of my prairie restoration experimental research plot at Chatfield Farms. Millions of pounds of seed are planted every year for ecological restoration and the demand for native seed exceeds its supply. I am interested in understanding how the source of seeds...Learn more
Waterlilies in the Monet Pool

August Walking Tour - Water Gardens

August 5, 2019 | Tamara Kilbane
With cooler weather and an overnight hail storm punctuating the early weeks of our growing season, the water gardens got off to a slightly slower start this year. Fortunately, our extensive collection of aquatic plants has made a triumphant comeback, and August is a great month to take a walk...Learn more

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