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Echium candicans

Echium candicans Blooming Now!

May 14, 2019 | Bridget Blomquist
Echium candicans, blooming now in the Orangery (much to the delight of the horticulturist who tends the Gardens’ Echium species), took three years of growing to finally bloom. Its candelabra-like blossoms are a bluish purple and irresistible to pollinators, like those of its cousin Echium...Learn more
Our educators and events staff create programs that engage visitors with plants in new ways!

Support the Gardens During National Public Gardens Week, May 13-19

May 10, 2019 | Erin Bird
“We love the garden all year round. It’s always changing, always beautiful both inside and outside. No matter how busy it seems outside the gate, it always has room to discover new places inside. This is a real Denver treasure.” “One of my happy places!” “Always something new to experience growing...Learn more
Volunteer capturing photo of a plant for bioblitz along the High Line Canal.

Citizen Scientists on the Blitz…Bioblitz that is!

May 8, 2019 | Research & Conservation
Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist? We need your help this summer observing plant species along the High Line Canal (training dates are in May and June). Bioblitzes are short, focused efforts to document as many living organisms as possible in a specific area. Denver Botanic Gardens...Learn more
Spring Plant Sale

Shopping for Succulents at Spring Plant Sale? Here’s How to Not Kill Them

May 6, 2019 | Special Events
There is, perhaps, no group of plants more in vogue right now than succulents. These stunning arrangements of greens, dusty blues, purples and pinks are found not only in pots but on cakes , cookies and even in hairstyles . The Gardens even has evening workshops on Botanical Jewelry: Wearable...Learn more
Garden pots and fountains

Gifts for Mother's Day

May 3, 2019 | Chuck McGlothlin
The Shop at the Gardens has great gift ideas for the mother(s) in your life. We feature local artists, sustainable practices and many items have a botanical theme. Gifts range from home decor, bath and body, candles, fashion accessories, garden pots and vases to books and more. There is something...Learn more
Foxtail lilies (Eremurus) and ornamental onions (Allium)

May Walking Tour - Water-Smart Plants are Everywhere!

May 1, 2019 | Dan Johnson
What makes a plant “water smart”? There are plenty of plants that tolerate periodic drought, and many of them are old favorites that your grandmother probably grew: shrub roses, lilacs, oriental poppies, bearded iris and even hostas. These were classic mainstays of the traditional garden for a...Learn more
Collecting plant specimens from the High Line Canal Trail

A Year in the Life of a Gardens Scientist

April 29, 2019 | Stephanie White
If you have ever stopped by the Research and Conservation Department’s office in the Boettcher Memorial Center’s basement, you have probably been offered a tour of the Gardens’ herbaria, or dried plant and fungal collections. Anyone who has visited our herbarium has heard the numbers: approximately...Learn more
How the West was Sung

How the West was Sung – A Musical History Program for Families

April 25, 2019 | Melissa Gula
Hang onto your hats and round up the family for a fast and funny adventure through history! Central City Opera presents “How the West was Sung,” a family friendly performance that makes frontier history come alive. When : Sunday, May 5, 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Where : Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms...Learn more
Fascinating Finds in the Archives

Fascinating Finds in the Archives

April 22, 2019 | Angela Naumov
As staff and volunteers at the Helen Fowler Library begin to sort through and pack the library collections in preparation for the move to the Freyer – Newman Center, we are uncovering some remarkable things from Denver Botanic Gardens’ past. The archival collections need to be sorted and packed...Learn more
Spring at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sustainability Amounts to Survival

April 17, 2019 | Brian Vogt
Sustainability is not only a core value at the Gardens, it is the compelling issue of our time. Simply put, sustainability amounts to survival, thinking long-term and doing work today that will benefit generations not yet born. That is why we devote substantial resources to critical research and...Learn more

The Forgotten Mycology of Passover

April 15, 2019 | Rick Levy
Passover is this month and I, like millions of Jews worldwide, will clear my house of every last bread crumb and gather with friends and family to retell the ancient story of the Hebrew’s liberation from slavery in Egypt. Pesach, as it is also known, is one of my favorite celebrations. I love the...Learn more
Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’

April Walking Tour - Bulbs, Bulbs and More Bulbs

April 8, 2019 | Sonya Anderson
Bulbs are one of my very favorite flowering plants. Maybe my favorite. It’s hard to commit to only one favorite. But if a plant has an underground storage organ holding the entire life cycle of the plant inside it, I’m probably going to like it. In the Central Asian section of the Steppe Garden in...Learn more