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

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 ? 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 the wild to name a few. Why are we doing...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. Our first trip takes us west to the threatened cactus, Sclerocactus glaucus . This lovely...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
One Good Picture...

One Good Picture...

April 18, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
...is worth a whole lot of words! This pretty much says it all about April in the Gardens! ThisLearn more
The dinosaurs are arriving!

The dinosaurs are arriving!

April 13, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Installation of the life-size dinosaur sculptures started today at York Street. It is amazing to see how realistic they appear. Our talented horticulture and operations staff are doing everything possible to make it seem like our prehistoric guests actually are at home roaming the Gardens. Plant...Learn more

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