Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 


Peru Discovery - Conclusion

May 16, 2012 Nick Snakenberg
We awoke at four o’clock to a very light rain and are hopeful that it will not be too much to keep the parrots from descending upon the clay lick this morning. After a short boat ride up river to a

Cherry Blossom Blitz

March 22, 2012 Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
With the beautiful, warm weather recently I have spent a lot more time outside and have enjoyed watching the first signs of spring every where I look. My chives are coming up in the garden and my

From a Dream to a Legacy

November 8, 2011 Doris Boardman
Colorado has always been a great source of pride for me. I am a native of this beautiful state and find its natural environment therapeutic. Despite moving out of state for school or work, I often

Sterling Ranch: A Sustainable Partnership

September 23, 2011 Sarada Krishnan
As we look for ways to conserve our natural resources and create sustainable communities, Denver Botanic Gardens in partnership with Sterling Ranch has helped create low-water sustainable landscapes at their demonstration site at Allis Ranch in Douglas County. Sterling Ranch will be Colorado’s first rainwater harvesting community and this project will set a new standard for water conservation in Colorado.

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

February 6, 2011 Sarada Krishnan
As this popular trip offered by Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies returns this year, I am pleased to lead this trip again. Joining me are seven enthusiastic patrons of the Gardens and nature

Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

October 16, 2010 Sarada Krishnan
This week Denver Botanic Gardens hosted around 110 botanic gardens professionals from around the country as well as from England and Canada. Hosting the American Public Gardens Association’s (APGA)

Autumnal fire

October 10, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
What an amazing autumn! We almost always have had a dusting of snow by now, or light frost. But this fiery summer blazes on, especially in the many spectacular scarlet, crimson and fiery flowers

Orostachys: living jade for the garden

July 31, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
Orostachys iwarenge This time of year there is no end of vibrant, glorious color at Denver Botanic Gardens. May I remind you that green is also a color? Few plants exemplify the paradox that gardens

Sensory Garden Groundbreaking

July 24, 2010 Sarada Krishnan
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Denver Botanic Gardens broke ground for the new Sensory Garden today, a garden created specifically for

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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