Blossoms of Light is sold out Friday, Nov. 23. See our ticketing calendar for a list of sold out dates and times.
York Street gardens and Chatfield Farms are closed Thursday, Nov. 22. Chatfield Farms is also closed Friday, Nov. 23, open for Santa’s Village.
Early closures through Jan. 1 for Blossoms of Light and Santa's Village.

Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

October 12, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Xeriscape sometimes suggests harsh, crispy, scary landscapes where a few perennials struggle in a sea of mulch. WRONG! Plant Select and the new wave of cutting edge gardening has nurtured a wealth of really beautiful, really exciting gardens. One of my favorites is the Pueblo Nature Center, a few...Learn more
Volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival!

Volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival!

October 9, 2009 | Volunteer Services
Are you looking for something different to do next weekend? We’ve got the answer… Get outdoors and support the Gardens at the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th. It is at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, just south of C-470 and Wadsworth in Littleton. There are many...Learn more
Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

October 7, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
So, what causes the change in leaf color? In leaves, both the green chlorophyll and the yellow-orange carotenoid pigments occur within the chloroplasts. Since there are more chlorophyll pigments than the carotenoid pigments, the leaves appear green. In the fall, the chlorophyll pigments decompose...Learn more
Autumn gold

Autumn gold

October 6, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
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Are you a butterfly or a bee?

Are you a butterfly or a bee?

October 2, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! What do you think of when you think of the things that make up Denver Botanic Gardens? I think of the many wonderful Gardens – each with its own personality and its own way of inspiring us. I also think of the plant accessions themselves, the water features, the herbarium...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 28

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 28

September 26, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
A few things to see in the Gardens this week... • Pods and Berries: The Rose Garden Pergola supports two remarkable versions of Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis)—a variegated and a green leaf version. The really cool thing, though, is the berries, which can be purple, turquoise, magenta, green, and...Learn more
Last Weekend for Dinosaurs!

Last Weekend for Dinosaurs!

September 25, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Be sure to take advantage of great weather this weekend to see the “Jurassic Gardens” Exhibit one last time. The popular exhibition runs through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Kids of all ages love hunting for these prehistoric creatures on the grounds. You'll find life-sized, realistic dinosaurs at our York...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 21

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 21

September 20, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Fall is an amazing time in the Gardens! Be sure to take advantage of blue skies and cooler temperatures--come to the Gardens and enjoy these beauties. Here are a few things to look for this week. Cultivars ‘Indian Chief,’ ‘Brilliant,’ ‘Purple Emperor,’ and ‘Autumn Fire’ give you an idea of the...Learn more
Secret wonders at Denver Botanic Gardens

Secret wonders at Denver Botanic Gardens

September 19, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I never cease to be surprised by the remarkable exhibits and special displays that are being staged at Denver Botanic Gardens on a weekly basis: one day I walk into the gardens, and Gates Court and Gates Hall are filled with the most amazing flower arrangements and plant exhibits imaginable: the...Learn more
The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

September 17, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Wanna know a little secret of mine? I actually do not know the names of ALL the plants at Denver Botanic Gardens. That’s right. I’ll give you a minute to get over the shock…. Fact is, there are about 14,500 taxa (differently named species and/or cultivars) at the Gardens...Learn more
Is it real or is it Memorex?

Is it real or is it Memorex?

September 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
They are also staging their show on "Imperiled Plants of Colorado" at the Steamboat Art Museum (which we had here at DBG a few months ago and even helped produce their catalog). It will in Steamboat until September 30 (sounds like a road trip: the aspen are turning you know!). There you can not...Learn more
Let the Games Continue III

Let the Games Continue III

September 15, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
A cool and rainy summer brings a different, yet inspiring water garden display to Denver Botanic Gardens. Visitors traversing the Gardens from the southeast corner are again treated to the soothing magical sounds of water, waterlilies galore and dramatic reflections. Romantic Garden Pool A ninth...Learn more

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