Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location is now open with capped numbers and timed tickets. Here are details on what to expect upon your return. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms’ re-opening is yet to be determined.

Spring Plant Sale

Shopping for Succulents at Spring Plant Sale? Here’s How to Not Kill Them

May 6, 2019 | Special Events
There is, perhaps, no group of plants more in vogue right now than succulents. These stunning arrangements of greens, dusty blues, purples and pinks are found not only in pots but on cakes , cookies and even in hairstyles . The Gardens even has evening workshops on Botanical Jewelry: Wearable...Learn more
Garden pots and fountains

Gifts for Mother's Day

May 3, 2019 | Chuck McGlothlin
The Shop at the Gardens has great gift ideas for the mother(s) in your life. We feature local artists, sustainable practices and many items have a botanical theme. Gifts range from home decor, bath and body, candles, fashion accessories, garden pots and vases to books and more. There is something...Learn more
Foxtail lilies (Eremurus) and ornamental onions (Allium)

May Walking Tour - Water-Smart Plants are Everywhere!

May 1, 2019 | Dan Johnson
What makes a plant “water smart”? There are plenty of plants that tolerate periodic drought, and many of them are old favorites that your grandmother probably grew: shrub roses, lilacs, oriental poppies, bearded iris and even hostas. These were classic mainstays of the traditional garden for a...Learn more
Collecting plant specimens from the High Line Canal Trail

A Year in the Life of a Gardens Scientist

April 29, 2019 | Stephanie White
If you have ever stopped by the Research and Conservation Department’s office in the Boettcher Memorial Center’s basement, you have probably been offered a tour of the Gardens’ herbaria, or dried plant and fungal collections. Anyone who has visited our herbarium has heard the numbers: approximately...Learn more
Fascinating Finds in the Archives

Fascinating Finds in the Archives

April 22, 2019 | Angela Naumov
As staff and volunteers at the Helen Fowler Library begin to sort through and pack the library collections in preparation for the move to the Freyer – Newman Center, we are uncovering some remarkable things from Denver Botanic Gardens’ past. The archival collections need to be sorted and packed...Learn more
Spring at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sustainability Amounts to Survival

April 17, 2019 | Brian Vogt
Sustainability is not only a core value at the Gardens, it is the compelling issue of our time. Simply put, sustainability amounts to survival, thinking long-term and doing work today that will benefit generations not yet born. That is why we devote substantial resources to critical research and...Learn more
Matzah

The Forgotten Mycology of Passover

April 15, 2019 | Rick Levy
Passover is this month and I, like millions of Jews worldwide, will clear my house of every last bread crumb and gather with friends and family to retell the ancient story of the Hebrew’s liberation from slavery in Egypt. Pesach, as it is also known, is one of my favorite celebrations. I love the...Learn more
Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’

April Walking Tour - Bulbs, Bulbs and More Bulbs

April 8, 2019 | Sonya Anderson
Bulbs are one of my very favorite flowering plants. Maybe my favorite. It’s hard to commit to only one favorite. But if a plant has an underground storage organ holding the entire life cycle of the plant inside it, I’m probably going to like it. In the Central Asian section of the Steppe Garden in...Learn more
Pelargonium sidoides in the Tissue Culture Lab

Preserving Plants Using Our Tissue Culture Lab

April 5, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
Plants get viruses just like humans, but how do we take care of a sick plant? It is difficult, but necessary, for some special plants like Pelargonium sidoides (South African geranium). We only have two in our entire collection! These individuals were grown from seeds obtained from Katse Botanical...Learn more
Felling a tree in the Steppe Garden

What Horticulturalists Do in the Off-Season

March 11, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
When their gardens are blanketed in snow, what do the horticulturists at Denver Botanic Gardens do? Well, for starters, they still garden! When the temperature is above freezing, our dedicated horticulturists are still pruning, removing plant debris and impeccably maintaining gardens for the coming...Learn more
Image: Karen Kitchel, Larger Than Life #11 (detail), Oil on panel.

Steppe Grasslands

March 7, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Of the many remarkable changes I’ve witnessed since I first came to work at Denver Botanic Gardens in 1980, none have excited and pleased me more than to watch as our horticultural staff have shifted the focus of plant collections here away from the traditional annuals and perennials that were the...Learn more
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'

March Walking Tour - Minor Bulbs

March 1, 2019 | Mike Kintgen
Minor bulbs create some of the first horticultural spectacles of the year in temperate climates. Less familiar to many gardeners than their larger relatives such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, they provide some of the earliest and most reliable color of any plants we can add to our Western...Learn more

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