The Night-Blowing Cereus, from Robert John Thornton’s “Temple of flora, or, Garden of the botanist, poet, painter and philosopher: being, picturesque botanical plates of the New illustration of the sexual system of Linnæus”, ca. 1798 - 1807, London.

From the Vault: Wonders and Oddities from the Gardens’ Collections

From the Vault presents some of the most beautiful, interesting and unique objects in the Gardens’ collections, most exhibited for the first time.

Sept. 26 – Nov. 8, 2020

Freyer – Newman Center

Denver Botanic Gardens is home to much more than living plants; its collections also include paintings, pressed plants, rare books, dried fungi, historic photos and a whole host of other objects of artistic, scientific and historical value. As a result of state-of-the-art facilities in the newly constructed Freyer – Newman Center, these collections can be researched, displayed and cared for to a degree never before possible.

From the Vault presents some of the most interesting and unique objects in the Gardens’ collections, most exhibited for the first time. Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the objects that have enchanted, delighted and puzzled the Gardens’ own curators— from a giant puffball fungus named Fred to a botanical illustration created during the time of Shakespeare.

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