Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.


Bromeliaceae in the Tropical Conservatory

April 7, 2020 Scott Preusser
The family Bromeliaceae offers some fascinating plants, a variety of which can be found in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. Though the Gardens is currently closed due to COVID-19, you can

King of Bromeliads (Vriesea hieroglyphica)

January 17, 2020 Scott Preusser
The common name for this plant says it all, king of bromeliads. One glance at this striking specimen and you will know why it bears this name and why it is so highly sought after by plant collectors

January Walking Tour - Winter Respite

January 3, 2020 Nick Snakenberg
If the short days of winter have you longing for colorful tropical blossoms, there is no better place to get your flower-fix than the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. There are hundreds of

November Walking Tour – Interesting Bark

November 8, 2018 Brien Darby
Visiting the Gardens in the fall is the perfect time to admire the tree bark that is so often overshadowed by leaves and flowers during the growing season. That being said, my first recommendation

February Walking Tour - Escape the Winter Cold

February 8, 2018 Nick Snakenberg
Be sure to stroll the paths of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory where you can enjoy plenty of non-orchid tropical blossoms. Although we are often focused on beautiful flowers, tropical

January Walking Tour: Becoming Frond of Palms

January 4, 2018 Nicholas Giaquinto
For most horticulturists, winter is the time to prepare new planting schemes and dream of greener pastures. Of course, you could be fortunate enough to be able to work in a conservatory, where you are

Holiday Spices in the Conservatory

December 18, 2017 Erin Bird
'Tis the season for holiday baking and stove top simmers that fill the home with the rich and cozy smells of allspice, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove and citrus. All of these wonderful

Saving Gorillas Through the Power of Plants

December 5, 2011 Marisa Eisenstein
The following posts were created by dedicated and passionate volunteers and staff of Denver Botanic Gardens. Please enjoy reading their stories and experiences about why the Gardens holds a special

Why Cut A Tree In Half?

March 25, 2010 Nick Daniel
Over the last few months, visitors to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory may have noticed some funny looking trees that look like they were cut in half…well, they have been. Growing plants

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