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

High Line Canal

An Action Packed Summer of Research

August 6, 2018 | Melissa Islam
Supported by the next generation of scientists! The Research & Conservation Department is hopping this summer with one of their most intense field seasons ever. Researchers are documenting plant and fungal diversity across the state, collecting and contributing to the global genome biodiversity...Learn more
Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region book cover

"Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region" Now Available!

August 3, 2018 | Sarada Krishnan
Authored by 11 staff experts, Denver Botanic Gardens’ new publication – “Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region” – is now available! This Timber Press field guide is designed to be an easy-to-use portable photographic reference in the field. It also includes range maps for each individual plant...Learn more
Mimosa

August Walking Tour – Bizarre and Exceptional Annual Flowers

August 1, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
Annual Flowers Curiosities of the Gardens August, during the "dog days" of summer, is the perfect time to view all the fantastic annuals at Denver Botanic Gardens. During this time, annual flowers are at their peak, revealing their mature height and showy blossoms. This walking tour highlights some...Learn more
Hackberry nipple gall on the underside of hackberry leaves

Oh the Gall! Strange Growths on Leaves

July 30, 2018 | Emily Stine
One of the most frequent questions I get around this time of year is “what is growing on my leaves?” while being handed a hackberry leaf with knobs on the back. These knobs are galls – abnormal growths on leaves and stems with a number of different causes, mainly insects and diseases. In the case...Learn more
Lavender

Medicinal Plants Virtual Tour at the Gardens

July 28, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Kenna here, the medicinal plant intern at Denver Botanic Gardens. I’m excited to announce the newly publicized medicinal plants virtual tour on the Gardens Navigator website! In creating this virtual tour, I hope to bring more awareness to medicinal plants and help dispel the reputation of "pseudo-...Learn more
100% compostable straws at the Gardens

The final (plastic) straw!

July 25, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Plastic straws are OUT! As an article in the Denver Post recently illustrated, Colorado restaurants are joining a national and even international trend to replace single-use plastic straws with either compostable and/or paper straws. The Gardens’ Offshoots Café and Hive Bistro at the York Street...Learn more
Summer Concert Series

How to Attend the Summer Concert Series Like a Pro

July 23, 2018 | Special Events
It’s the peak of summer here at our York Street location, and we are heading into the busiest weeks of the annual Summer Concert Series. Even for seasoned Denver concert-goers, there’s no venue in town quite like the Gardens. With somewhat unique restrictions on what you can bring, what you can’t...Learn more
Purple stigmas on female buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides

Unholster That Hori Hori: Collecting Plants Along the High Line Canal Trail

July 22, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer, Denver Botanic Gardens, with funding from the High Line Canal Conservancy, is conducting a survey of the plants growing along the High Line Canal. Drawing water from the South Platte River, the Canal winds 71 miles from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to the eastern edge of Green Valley...Learn more
Grammatophyllum speciosum

World’s Largest Orchid Plant in Bloom

July 20, 2018 | Nick Snakenberg
If you’ve ever wanted to see the world’s largest orchid plant in bloom, now is your chance. While there are taller orchid plants and larger orchid flowers, the overall mass of Grammatophyllum speciosum has earned it recognition as the world’s largest orchid and it is now in bloom in our Boettcher...Learn more
Two Japanese beetles on a leaf.

Japanese Beetle Biological Control Release

July 15, 2018 | Emily Stine
Japanese beetles ( Popillia japonica ) have become numerous around Denver Botanic Gardens – I can’t walk near grapes, roses or other flowering plants and not see them. Even though these insects are beautiful like glimmering green and copper jewels, the damage they cause is not. Unfortunately, it’s...Learn more
Girl with carrots

Everything is always more fun when it's a garden party!

July 13, 2018 | Featured Instructor
Grab your little ones and come to a party at the Gardens! Join us on July 22, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for a morning of family fun to celebrate gardening and healthy eating. Families will participate in party games, make flower necklaces and plant seeds to take home. Bloomers Island book series...Learn more
Donkeys at Plains Conservation Center

Let’s hit the plains this summer!

July 11, 2018 | Julie Blue
A wagon ride onto the prairie, a tour of the sod homestead and the chance to feed farm animals are all possible summer activities at Plains Conservation Center (PCC) in Aurora. Denver Botanic Gardens partners with the City of Aurora to provide education and public programs at this property that is...Learn more

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