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.

The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

March 16, 2010 | Sonya Anderson
I have always considered myself very fortunate to be part of the Gardens' horticulture team, but right now, as part of the team creating the new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden, I feel it even more so. This new garden, located on the former site of the Monet Garden, will showcase the many...Learn more
Is it Spring Yet? Early bulbs and other Harbingers of spring starting in Rock Alpine Garden

Is it Spring Yet? Early bulbs and other Harbingers of spring starting in Rock Alpine Garden

March 12, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
While the official solar start of spring is still eight days away on March 20th, I think it is safe to say that spring has sprung in the Rock Alpine Garden. True, there may be many more snow storms and still plenty of mornings to scrape ice off of windshields, but the true harbingers of spring are...Learn more
Beautiful Blooms in The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Beautiful Blooms in The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

March 11, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Now, to introduce some of our fauna. Every once in a while as we deem necessary, my team releases Anolis carolinensis, or the green anole lizard into the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory. We like to have them around as they help with insect control as well as add yet another important tropical...Learn more
Blooming at the Gardens, Week of March 13th

Blooming at the Gardens, Week of March 13th

March 11, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Wrap your tongue around the lovely Pseuderanthemum reticulatum—well, not the plant itself, but that name! It means “netted false eranthemum”— the netting being the veined pattern on the golden and green leaves. Just now it sports delicate blossoms, white with a sprinkling of purple. See it on the...Learn more
Research Volunteer Spotlight: How mushrooms change lives

Research Volunteer Spotlight: How mushrooms change lives

March 9, 2010 | Vera Evenson
A great quote I heard lately, “ The first person served by Service is the Server,” perfectly exemplifies the impact the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi has had on our decades-long volunteer, Rosa-Lee Brace. Sam Mitchel, the founder of our mycology herbarium in 1965, inspired Rosa-Lee to study fungi...Learn more

Shop at the Gardens Showcases New Spring Items

March 5, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
Oh dear...I am longing for spring. It is that time of year when it is just beginning to warm up - but not enough to discard the coat and hat just yet. I have been looking for anything that will remind me that warmer weather, buds on trees and spring blooms are a mere month or so away. My wish was...Learn more
In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of March 6

In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of March 6

March 5, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Textures: Dryland Mesa never ceases to amaze, with an astonishing array of form and color. • Favorite lunch spot this week: On a cool, sunny day, there is no better lunch spot then a bench on the Green Roof. Bask in the rays and enjoy the view. The Green Roof Garden is great looking this time of...Learn more
Anything but drab! Spanish draba (Draba hispanica) is always first to bloom.

Anything but drab! Spanish draba (Draba hispanica) is always first to bloom.

March 4, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Poor drabas! Such a colorless name...and they have other image problems too--that acid yellow color and their general similarity to one another. Oh well: some of us look beyond these superficialities. We have a welter of alpine drabas we must wait until June to see in the alpine, but if you are...Learn more
Fresh New Planting in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Fresh New Planting in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

March 3, 2010 | Nick Daniel
If you haven't been able to swing in and check out the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory in the last couple of weeks, now is a great time. We have just recently finished a bed renovation that is sure to please all who come to enjoy it. My teammates and I decided to not hold anything back on this one...Learn more
In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of February 27

In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of February 27

February 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Although you’re all welcome to come crocus-spotting at my house, here at the Gardens, you’ll see plenty of signs of life this week. Find snowdrops in the Oak Grove and at the very western end of the Gardens, along the Cheesman fence. • Tiny blue Iris reticulata are making an appearance in the...Learn more

MacArthur 'Genius' David Montgomery Speaks: Real Dirt on Soil

February 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] When gardeners dish the dirt, they may speak of soil, either their own or the soil they wished they had. It really is the bed in which you make your garden lie. So 2008 MacArthur 'Genius' award recipient David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, is...Learn more
More than just the plants are growing this winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

More than just the plants are growing this winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

February 25, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
For our more fair weather visitors (you know who you are!), many have not stopped by the Gardens since those first snowflakes fell in October or have not ventured beyond the safe tropical confines of Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. You might be surprised to learn of the many changes...Learn more

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