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Eat at Chipotle, Benefit the Gardens

Eat at Chipotle, Benefit the Gardens

August 2, 2019 | Development Department
Too big not to share . . . Bring the whole family for a fundraiser to support the Gardens! WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 10:45 a.m. – 10 p.m. at any Denver Metro or Boulder Chipotle. Tell the cashier you’re supporting Denver Botanic Gardens to make sure 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gardens...Learn more
Calochortus gunnisonii, Mariposa lily

A Chance for Mariposa Lily

July 29, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
We horticulturists at Denver Botanic Gardens love plants, especially those that are lesser known and difficult to grow. However, these traits usually mean we have trouble finding and growing them. One example is Gunnison’s Mariposa lily, Calochortus gunnisonii . The Mariposa lily is a spring...Learn more
Blossoms of Light - Holiday Rental

This Christmas-in-July, Book for the Holidays in December!

July 25, 2019 | Special Events
While it may be hard to think about down parkas, hot chocolate, and twinkle lights in the heat of July, now is the perfect time to start planning your annual holiday party. We invite you to add even more sparkle to your event this year by hosting your party during Blossoms of Light™ , a dazzling...Learn more
Great Blue Heron

Deer Creek Restoration Project

July 22, 2019 | Research & Conservation
Rivers and their neighboring ecosystems are very important for plants and animals – especially in the American West where surface water is limited. Native plants in riverine ecosystems provide food and habitat for birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. The plants also help to filter stream water and...Learn more
Latour-Marliac Waterlily Hybrid ‘Escarboucle’

Monet’s Waterlilies

July 20, 2019 | Tamara Kilbane
Following an unusually cool and wet spring, summer has finally made an appearance at the Gardens. Throughout our ponds, waterlilies are putting on a spectacular show, with hardy varieties taking center stage this month. These floating-leaved aquatic plants were made popular by the famous painter,...Learn more
Bur oaks (Quercus macrocarpa) in City Park, Denver, CO

Trees That Stood the Test of Time

July 17, 2019 | Ann Frazier
If you had to guess how many big trees in Denver would survive over a 50-year period, what would you say? And have you ever wondered which types of trees have fared the best over time in the Denver area? Thanks to Al Rollinger and a team consisting of Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver City foresters,...Learn more
Sandstone Ranch

Sandstone Ranch: Douglas County’s Newest Open Space

July 15, 2019 | Research & Conservation
Across the Front Range of Colorado (and the world writ large), ecosystems and the services they provide are giving way to subdivisions and housing developments. Pasturelands—which were native prairies not so long ago—are commonly converted into private subdivisions to accommodate a growing number...Learn more
Lilium lophophorum (alpine lantern lily)

Trip to Tibet - So Many Heights Have Been Reached

July 11, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For most of us Tibet summons images of mystery, lofty mountains, monasteries on high perches and, of course, yaks. Tibet has been called the Rooftop of the World, just as Colorado could claim to be the “rooftop” of the Continental United States, although Tibet’s 4,500-meter mean elevation is more...Learn more
Wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata), photo by Chrissy Alba

High Line Canal Summer Bioblitz Update

July 8, 2019 | Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens and The High Line Canal Conservancy have partnered this summer to educate local citizens about the High Line Canal and plant biodiversity and identification this summer. So far we have had two successful bioblitzes that generated 650 observations of more than 120 species!...Learn more
Humulus lupulus (hops), located along the east side of York Street growing along the Parking Garage trellis

July Walking Tour - Climbing Plants

July 2, 2019 | Mario Bertelmann
Summer has finally arrived and Denver Botanic Gardens is beaming with flowers, visitors and events! This is a peak time to visit and enjoy the wide variety of gardens and plants it has to offer. Climbing plants are a key part of the displays in virtually every garden as they provide vertical...Learn more
Chatfield Farms

The Gardens’ Urban Food Initiatives

June 28, 2019 | Brian Vogt
Let’s pause for a moment and think—really think—about food. It punctuates and often defines important times in our lives, yet it is also an essential, daily element of our lives. It wasn’t always special. For millennia, food was a drudgery. Day in and day out, it was just a matter of finding,...Learn more
Species from which seed was collected in 2018

The Challenges of Germinating Rare Alpine Species

June 24, 2019 | Alex Seglias
If you think about hiking in the mountains of Colorado during different seasons of the year, you might recall seeing plants at different stages of their life. After the snow melts in the spring, greenery begins to emerge from the cold, solid ground. By June or July, many of the alpine plants are in...Learn more

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