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

Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

January 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Canyonlands calling!

Canyonlands calling!

January 28, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
You may be tearing along the highway and think there are paper tissues littered there: No! It's sheets of ghostly white evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa): So are you ready to sign up? Find out more about this trip, click right here and sign up. Come join me in late April as we see these and...Learn more
An American Celebration!

An American Celebration!

January 28, 2010 | Nick Daniel
In July of this year, the Biennial of the Americas will be occurring here in Denver. It is a celebration of art, culture, and the Western Hemisphere in general. So this got me to thinking, what better way to celebrate the Biennial here at the Denver Botanic Gardens, than to celebrate the family...Learn more
Signs of a new season

Signs of a new season

January 27, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Both are still rather close to the ground but with some warmer days their stems will lengthen and soon they will come into full flower. Despite their delicate demeanor both will easily tolerate temperatures into the single digits with no snow cover. A light covering of snow will bring them through...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

January 22, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• On your way to the Lollipop Plant, stop to admire Phaius tankervilliae, a stunning member of the orchid family also known as a Nun’s Cap Orchid or Swamp Lily. This winter-blooming native of the Asian tropics will retain its flowers for a long time. You will see it on your right as you head up the...Learn more
Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

January 21, 2010 | Kim Manajek
I’ve just finished hanging an extraordinary show— Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge . I knew it was going to be a good show, but seeing it on the grand walls of the Gates Court Gallery, I realize it's exceptional. Joly’s work has an affiliation with the early Modernists who were...Learn more
A New Addition to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

A New Addition to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

January 21, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Recently, we planted a new addition in the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory, Brugmansia sanguinea , or the ‘red angel’s trumpet.’ This crimson-flowered tree will surely be a treat when in bloom. Brugmansia is a genus of trees and shrubs consisting of only seven species. These pendulous-flowered...Learn more
Big Sale at The Shop at the Gardens

Big Sale at The Shop at the Gardens

January 21, 2010 | Doris Boardman
We had a busy morning yesterday meeting with David Coleman, Dave French and Tom Whittaker of Bridgeline (our amazing interactive Web agency). Robin Doerr and I talked with them about creating a refresh of our home page and we also saw some inspiring comps for the February redesign of our blog...Learn more
Botany is for Gardeners

Botany is for Gardeners

January 21, 2010 | Matt Cole
I think botany is neat—fun, surprising, and engaging. While parts of plant biology are counter-intuitive, it's a marvelous world of interactions. But some people aren't into botany that way... Rumor has it that some people just want their plants to grow!Actually, when I garden, that is what I want...Learn more
Contain yourself!

Contain yourself!

January 20, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Have you noticed how container plantings seem to be popping up everywhere, more wonderful and strange every year? Few people are contributing more to the phenomenon (and doing so more creatively) than Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova, unquestionably America's most dynamic new plant development...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

January 15, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• You can just feel the excitement (well, I can!) in the Lilac Garden, where fat buds cover the bare twigs of the Lilacs (mostly Syringa var). These flower buds have been developing since shortly after last year’s lilac bloom was finished (which is why you want to prune your lilac immediately after...Learn more
Queen of the steppes

Queen of the steppes

January 13, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Kazakhstan was as cool and rainy as we had been in Colorado last June: a different year we would likely have missed the last peonies, which we caught at their very peak. The picture above was taken in the Kalbinsky Hills, a low range (largely treeless) in the Altai mountains between Ust Kamenogorsk...Learn more

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