Penstemon uintahneis will bloom in April in the Rock Alpine Garden's crevice garden

April Walking Tour - Rock Alpine Garden

April 3, 2018 | Mike Kintgen
Mirroring the natural alpine and woodland habitats that the Rock Alpine Garden is inspired by, spring is a great time to walk through this garden. Both alpine and woodland plants bloom early in the year in response to the physical restraints of their native environments. Alpines are programmed to...Learn more
Two Step 'n Tulips

Gardens Goes Country at Off the Clock

April 2, 2018 | Special Events
If you’ve already tucked away your boots and blue jeans from Stock Show season, pull ‘em back out for Off the Clock: Two Step ‘n Tulips , a festive celebration of bluegrass tunes, country dancing and Americana kitsch! Open to everyone (but geared toward adults), each Off the Clock event harnesses a...Learn more
Crocus at Denver Botanic Gardens

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

March 29, 2018 | Caitlin Hogg
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and architecture. Enthusiasm and passion will...Learn more
Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show and Sale

Sale of the Millennial! March 31 & April 1

March 23, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
2018 Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show and Sale Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. More information Spiky, spiny, succulent, round, columnar, thorny, prickly, smooth, glaucous, gray, silvery—now crown these adjectives with shimmering, miracle...Learn more
Acer grandidentatum propagation

The Dark Side of Propagating Maples

March 21, 2018 | Drew Habig
Visitors walking in the Gates Montane Garden may notice something strange through late spring: black velvet bags on the tips of one tree near the Cheesman Park gate. It is not trash or a new art installation — the Gardens' horticulture staff is attempting to propagate the tree, a bigtooth maple,...Learn more
Cymbidium Fairy Wand 'Ruby Wine'

Denver Orchid Society Show and Sale

March 13, 2018 | Nick Snakenberg
Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, 2018 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day Mitchell Hall Included with Admission For the first time in nearly a decade, the Denver Orchid Society will be bringing its spring show and sale to Mitchell Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens this weekend. Focusing on a theme of “...Learn more
UMB Amphitheater Tent

Rental Venue Spotlight: UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent

March 2, 2018 | Special Events
With over a dozen unique venue spaces, most of which can be booked in any season, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts hundreds of private events each year. Most of our venues are tucked in corners around our 23 acres, but one of the most versatile sits right at the heart of the Gardens: the UMB Bank...Learn more
Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Tree Diversity Matters!

March 1, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Right this minute, despite the cold snaps of recent days, the glorious Cornelian Cherry ( Cornus mas ) at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Romantic Gardens is shimmering with golden glory. It reminds me of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II , and the tree has almost as rich and lurid a history...Learn more
Monitoring Sclerocactus glaucus

Winter Planning for Summer Research Projects

February 28, 2018 | Research & Conservation
Many of the beautiful places where we study plants and mushrooms are dormant and snow-covered this time of year, but the Research & Conservation department is still humming with activity! In the winter, our staff and volunteers identify herbarium specimens collected the previous year, analyze...Learn more
Onion seeds seen through a hand lens

16,500 Onion Seeds Sown in One Week

February 26, 2018 | Drew Habig
Things keep moving at the greenhouses at Chatfield Farms. This month at the greenhouse we sowed onions seeds for the Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm and market garden. 16,500 seeds of onions and their near relatives were sown in one week! We sowed eight varieties of onion, three...Learn more
Orchids

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

February 14, 2018 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and architecture. Enthusiasm and passion will...Learn more
Calathea lancifolia

February Walking Tour - Escape the Winter Cold

February 8, 2018 | Nick Snakenberg
Be sure to stroll the paths of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory where you can enjoy plenty of non-orchid tropical blossoms. Although we are often focused on beautiful flowers, tropical foliage can have its own special appeal. While stopping to “smell the roses,” why not give a little...Learn more

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