The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 1 and 2 for concerts.

City Bees Along the High Line Canal

City Bees Along the High Line Canal

October 1, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer Denver Botanic Gardens conducted a multi-faceted project along the 71-mile High Line Canal that traverses the Denver Metro Area. In this post, you’ll receive some insights into one aspect of this project, the High Line Canal bee survey. While honey bees and bumblebees are easily...Learn more
Japanese Garden, Shofu-En

A Summer in Shofu-En

September 28, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
As an American, learning what I could from books and professors, Japanese garden design seemed almost sacred. I quickly found myself focusing on individual symbolic details of traditional Japanese gardens and how to ‘correctly’ and ‘authentically’ translate these elements within a different...Learn more
Big Sandy Creek in Prowers County

Exploring the Eastern Plains

September 26, 2018 | Melissa Islam
Tucked among the crop circles and plowed acres east of Denver is a patchwork of land that holds one of Colorado’s most precious and vulnerable landscapes: native prairies. Bordering the eastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains, these prairies occur in a region commonly referred to as the Eastern...Learn more
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

Ask a Horticulturist: Fall Plant & Bulb Sale

September 24, 2018 | Special Events
Many of us think of spring when we imagine ourselves donning gardening gloves, straw hats, and muddy shoes for a trek into the garden to plant. But there is plenty of gardening that can (and should) start in the fall! At our annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale, gardeners can browse hundreds of bulb...Learn more
A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

September 21, 2018 | Matt Cole
One of Colorado’s tranquil county parks is descending back into the medieval mania of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummers Night’s Dream.” This abridged production will take place at Riverdale Regional Park in Adams County and is a collaboration with Adams County, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and...Learn more
Great Blue Heron at Deer Creek at Chatfield Farms

Make a Pond and They Will Come

September 19, 2018 | Research & Conservation
Water can be a fickle friend to ephemeral streams that go dry for part of the year. Water levels can change dramatically over the course of only a couple days. But when the rains come and water levels rise, so do the critters. Chatfield Farms is jam-packed with furry and feathery friends, which we...Learn more
The secret garden next to the Welcome Garden

Visit Our New Secret Garden

September 17, 2018 | Jennifer Miller
A garden area has awakened at the south end of the Welcome Garden. Stalks tipped in tiny purple pompoms lean into a new path, as if watching for their first visitors, while tendrils of vines consort to turn trellises into cone topiaries. Their quiet arrival, coming weeks after bricks were laid for...Learn more
At the top of Mount Goliath

Case Files of a Plant Investigator

September 14, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
When my professor, Dr. Gerber of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, suggested that I apply for an internship at a botanic garden, I jumped at the opportunity to see what working at an institute that values conservation would be like. I have always been interested in living out west, so I was...Learn more
Researchers surveying a transect along the High Line Canal

Ecology Along the High Line Canal

September 12, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer we began a new research project surveying the High Line Canal to understand the botanical and ecological resources along this corridor through the Denver Metro Area. The High Line Canal spans 71 miles across Colorado from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to Green Valley Ranch east of Denver...Learn more
Bonsai

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show & Sale

September 10, 2018 | Larry Jackel
The 2018 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society’s 49th annual show promises to be a very special event. Saturday, Sept. 15 , 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 , 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Included with admission both days. View majestic trees on a miniature scale at the show that features about 80 of the society's...Learn more
Steppe landscape

Second Annual Rocky Mountain Steppe Summit

September 7, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Located in the very heart of Denver Botanic Gardens, the Steppe Garden generates much curiosity and interest. The garden, along with the monumental volume “Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semiarid Region” written by Gardens staff members, has elevated awareness of the importance of...Learn more
Sphaeralcea coccinea (scarlet globemallow), Malvaceae (mallow family)

Favorite Botanical Finds Along the High Line Canal

September 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
The verdict is in: Here are our research team’s favorite botanical finds along the High Line Canal! If you’ve ever spent time on the High Line Canal Trail, you may be familiar with some of the common trees and shrubs. Maybe you’ve walked beneath the snowy arms of the cottonwood trees ( Populus sp...Learn more

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