The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 for a private event and close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 for a concert.

Eat healthy and give back to the Gardens at the same time!

Eat healthy and give back to the Gardens at the same time!

April 14, 2010 | Doris Boardman
Want to eat some fresh, innovative food while giving back to the Gardens tomorrow, Thursday, April 15? If you are going to dine, dine to donate!Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 10

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 10

April 9, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: The earliest flowering fruit trees—the apricots (Prunus armeniaca)—are in full swing this week. Once every few years we are lucky enough in Denver to see weather that allows these trees to go from flower to fruit, without being frozen out. Will this be the year? See apricot trees in the...Learn more

Where Have All The Orchids Gone?

April 8, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Many visitors to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory have been asking me, "Where are the orchids?" Well, there are still many around the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory, and in just a few months, our new display will be installed and the orchids will be displayed in all of their glory. The...Learn more
The Dedicated Horticulturalists at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Dedicated Horticulturalists at Denver Botanic Gardens

April 5, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
Mike patiently explained to me that this particular plant, the Encephalartos Longifolius, had unfortunately developed a fungus. In order to save it, he had to clean its delicate (but oh-so-prickly – trust me on this one folks!) leaves with a solution of water, dish soap and a touch of ammonia with...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 3rd

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 3rd

April 2, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Magnolias: In this garden you will see a couple of the Gardens’ earliest blooming magnolias, just starting to open: Magnolia x soulangeana and Magnolia stellata. Come see them soon, because as soon as it freezes again—and you know it will—these blossoms will turn brown. • Hellebores: The Waring...Learn more

The Golden Mountains... to the East!

March 30, 2010 | Matt Cole
Colorado's own mining towns have stories of boom and bust, gold rushes, fortunes made and lost. But tomorrow night I'm looking East, not West. Mike Bone is preparing to tell the stories of his travel to the Golden Mountains of Central Asia as a plant explorer. And it will be a fascinating...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 25th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 25th

March 25, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman

Why Cut A Tree In Half?

March 25, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Over the last few months, visitors to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory may have noticed some funny looking trees that look like they were cut in half…well, they have been. Growing plants in the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory presents many challenges such as monitoring light levels from...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

March 19, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Clearing: Last season’s grasses and stalks are being removed to make way for the fresh green shoots and leaves already poking up. Volunteers are a key piece of the action around here, and this time of year they are swarming the grounds like an industrious army of ants, leaving neat, tidy beds in...Learn more
Natural Egg Dyeing Class

Natural Egg Dyeing Class

March 17, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
When I was a kid, the greatest thing in spring was when my mom picked up the Paas Easter Egg Kit at the grocery store. Those fizzy tablets allowed us to dye our eggs bright cartoon colors, and my brother and I were each allowed one dozen eggs to do with as we pleased. To this day, I can't smell...Learn more
What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

March 16, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Saturday's warm weather drew out more bulbs and other early bloomers, and finally its beginning to look like March should. March belongs to several genera in the rock garden, Crocus, Galanthus and Helleborus are just a few genera that shine in March. I hope to do a blog on both Galanthus and...Learn more

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