Gymnocladus dioica Rollinger 205, Cheesman Park

Still Crazy Over a Half-Century of Denver Trees

January 24, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
There may be someone on the planet who doesn’t love trees. If so, I am quite sure they’re rather strange and lonely and probably very sunburnt. Most people don’t just love trees, they’re crazy about them! At least that’s one of the take-aways as the Rollinger Tree Collection 50-Year Survey Project...Learn more
Horticultural Therapy at Craig Hospital

Horticultural Therapy at Craig Hospital

January 18, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
Denver Botanic Gardens has partnered with Craig Hospital to offer an internship in horticultural therapy (HT) that meets the requirements of the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) for professional registered horticultural therapists. Craig Hospital is one of the top rehabilitation...Learn more
Stories Told by Specimens

Stories Told by Specimens

January 8, 2019 | Stephanie White
Part of my work at the Gardens involves finding creative ways to highlight our herbaria , or dried plant and fungal collections, often through writing. One morning, I decided to highlight our collections’ evergreens. Wondering which of our evergreen specimens I should undertake, I thought about an...Learn more
Clerodendrum × speciosum

January Walking Tour – Winter Tropical Blossoms

January 4, 2019 | Nick Snakenberg
With very few exceptions, January flowers are hard to come by in a Colorado landscape. Not so in the tropical plant collections at Denver Botanic Gardens. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery are a perfect venue for your winter floral fix. Clerodendrum ×...Learn more
Garden Rentals

When I Say Gardens, You Say Party!

December 28, 2018 | Special Events
The time for planning your next major event is now – don’t waste your time looking at classic board rooms or traditional ballrooms when you could instead immerse your guests in the stunning surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street! No matter what kind of event you are hosting, our...Learn more

What To Do With Your Holiday Plants

December 26, 2018 | Erin Bird
So, the holidays are over…. What to do with the festive plants that remain? Here is a short list of holiday plants and “the truth may hurt” fate of each. Poinsettia – Euphorbia pulcherrima : While beautiful during the holidays, poinsettias are pest magnets and aren’t worth the struggle. Throw it in...Learn more
Agave neomexicana

Deck the Halls with Succulent Monocots

December 17, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone knows how valuable conifers and broadleaf evergreens are for winter color. However the year-round drama and beauty of succulent monocots, especially Agave, Yucca, Hesperaloe and Nolina, reveal their stellar status in the winter while they are admired for their flowers in the summer. The...Learn more
Blossoms of Light -Tips and Tricks

The Not So Secret Secrets of Blossoms of Light

December 12, 2018 | Special Events
The holiday season is in full bloom at York Street as Blossoms of Light™ delights thousands of guests each night with mesmerizing displays of light and color. Though it is a tradition for many Front Range families, the new designs and features provide a new adventure every year for even the most...Learn more
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) at Denver Botanic Gardens

Pretty in Pink . . . and Red and White

December 11, 2018 | Erin Bird
This year's holiday display in the Orangery gives poinsettias center stage. As you stroll through the space, you will see traditional red poinsettia alongside unique light pink, magenta, butter yellow, and marbled red and white varieties. This display represents a small percentage of the more than...Learn more
Pygmy Sundew, Drosera paleacea

Plant Predators: Adhesive Traps

December 7, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
In part two of this series, we talked about carnivorous plants that use passive traps to catch insects and other small prey. Next, we cover the third and final trapping mechanism used by predatory plants — adhesive traps. These traps can be divided further into the following categories: flypaper,...Learn more
latycerium bifurcatum, or staghorn fern, in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

December Walking Tour – Epiphytes in the Tropical Conservatory

December 3, 2018 | Scott Preusser
From the moment your lungs take in that first breath of warm, comforting and humid air you know you have entered the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. The Tropical Conservatory is home to over 550 species of plants spanning 306 genera from 87 plant families from all over the world. You have...Learn more
Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms

Santa Sets Up Shop at Chatfield Farms

November 29, 2018 | Natalie Long
Santa has made his home at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Come meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and his reindeer; see thousands of lights; make a holiday craft and more at this year’s Santa’s Village ! If having a memorable Christmas experience is on your December to-do list, we have you covered...Learn more