Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 22, 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.

Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

June 3, 2009 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Do you miss the beautiful orchid displays from the Cloud Forest Tree? In order to satisfy your orchid fix before the new greenhouse complex is complete and the orchids return to display, come see many of them as preserved specimens in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium. Volunteer Eleanor Von Bargen has...Learn more
Springing into Spring with your Dog

Springing into Spring with your Dog

May 31, 2009 | Past Art Exhibits
To this date, our most popular post continues to be one that Elizabeth Bublitz of Paw-Friendly Landscapes wrote on 'Paw-Friendly Gardening.' Luckily for us, she is back in blogging mode and sending us new posts! Here is one for those of you who have or want to install a garden fence. If you enjoy...Learn more
Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 | Research & Conservation
Forty years ago, a family physician named Dr. Sam Mitchel turned a hobby into a real scientific endeavor by establishing a "mushroom collection" at Denver Botanic Gardens. The fungal collection at the Gardens is now the largest actively curated herbarium of Rocky Mountain fungi in the world, with...Learn more
What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

May 19, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What threatens Sclerocactus glaucus (see a video showing some of the causes)? Installation and maintenance of huge pipelines that move oil and gas from the well pads miles and miles to the collection facilities; roads; browsing and trampling from livestock; weeds; and people who collect them from...Learn more
Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

May 17, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
The green roof at Denver Botanic Gardens opened in November 2007. Within a year and a half, this garden has established very well creating a green space where once was a regular cemented roof. Situated above our former gift shop (soon to become a bistro), this one-of-a-kind green roof features...Learn more
Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

May 15, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Celebrating Wildflowers isn't only for the little ones. You can enjoy Colorado native plants in the metro area. You don't want to miss this great, free, guided tour of spring blooms on Green Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management's botanists will teach you all about the beautiful spring blooms.Learn more

A Fun Summer Party: Garden Grapes & Hops

May 14, 2009 | Allison Kiehl
Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? For a reasonable price you can experience myriad of local fare, beverages, and lively entertainment! In the mood for ice cream? Or beer? Or wine? Or Italian, Indian food and more? Check out restaurants such as Steuben’s, Bombay Clay Oven, Lik’s...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens spends springtime in the field

Denver Botanic Gardens spends springtime in the field

May 8, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Each year, as spring rolls around, the Research and Conservation staff load up a 4-wheel drive vehicle with our gear, head out across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west region in search of rare plants. This year we're bringing the field home to you. Watch our first field video at http://www...Learn more

The New Community Garden: An Urban Community Treasure

April 26, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
After much anticipation, the community garden plots were laid out this week. The creation of this garden has taken well over a year. Back and forth negotiations with Denver Water to acquire their property at Congress Park, community meetings, planning and implementation, all these have been truly a...Learn more
Wetting the Appetite with a Classical Tropical Waterlily

Wetting the Appetite with a Classical Tropical Waterlily

April 20, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
We are all anxious and ready for the fireworks to begin. The exotic tropical waterlilies are planted in 7 gal. containers in mid-June at Denver Botanic Gardens, when the water temperature remains over 70 degrees F. Nymphaea ‘Aquarius’ is one of our very special “historical” tropical waterlilies...Learn more
Spring and the Snow

Spring and the Snow

April 18, 2009 | Matt Cole
[caption id="attachment_1264" align="alignnone" width="267" caption="A street tree shows signs of spring under the snow."] The maple was blooming! Those are its green flowers coming out from under the snow. Imagine that you are traveling to an arranged marriage with someone unknown and the sleet...Learn more

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