Fortuna Chocolate single estate chocolate made with herbs from Denver Botanic Gardens

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

February 1, 2018 | Erin Bird
The Shop at the Gardens has many ways to express love through gifts, fit for any budget. From locally made jewelry to tabletop items, bath and body products, sweets and of course a huge selection of vases to display flowers. We even have gifts for the men and children in your life. The Shop is open...Learn more
Chatfield Farms CSA

Beginning Market Farming Certificate Program

January 25, 2018 | Brien Darby
One of my favorite roles as a horticulturist at the Gardens is teaching and overseeing our farm education programs. My professional horticultural career began when I was six years old and was told by my farm manager (aka, dad) that I was in charge of the pumpkin patch that year. I continued to grow...Learn more
Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival

Fat Tuesday on Friday

January 25, 2018 | Special Events
Why wait for Feb. 13 to bust out your beads and crank up your jazz playlist? Join us for Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival this Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. for a festive Mardi Gras celebration in the stunning indoor spaces at the Gardens. Open to everyone (but geared toward adults), each Off the Clock...Learn more
Tender Plant Storage at Chatfield Farms

Tender Plant Storage at Chatfield Farms

January 22, 2018 | Drew Habig
While things are mostly quiet in the Gardens this time of year, there’s plenty of work going on backstage in the greenhouses. Down at Chatfield Farms we have two large production greenhouses where we also store tender plants over the winter. Many of the large containers of tropical or other non-...Learn more
Cymbidium Erythrostylum

Cymbidium erythrostylum Orchids in the Greenhouse

January 15, 2018 | 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
Areca vestiaria

January Walking Tour: Becoming Frond of Palms

January 4, 2018 | Nicholas Giaquinto
For most horticulturists, winter is the time to prepare new planting schemes and dream of greener pastures. Of course, you could be fortunate enough to be able to work in a conservatory, where you are surrounded by colorful flowers and foliage year round, even in the dead of winter. The Boettcher...Learn more
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Plants in Your Pizza Family Workshop

January 3, 2018 | Heather Pressman
Almost universally, pizza is everyone’s favorite food, hands-down. In the United States alone, Americans eat 100 acres of pizza each DAY! That’s the equivalent of 3 billion pizzas a year. That doesn’t even count the people who make pizza at home (and I’m not talking about the frozen kind, folks)...Learn more
2019 Booking Calendar Opens January 8

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

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