Lililum lophophorum, Yunnan, Hongshan

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 2

August 15, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Chinese side of the mighty Himalayas, especially in Yunnan province, is considered a global hot spot for the world’s flora. Yunnan comprises 152,124 square miles compared to Colorado’s 104,185 square miles. The flora of Yunnan is reputed to have more than 18,000 species of plants, while...Learn more
Androsace delavayi on Beimashan Pass

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 1

August 8, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
In 1999 I attended an international horticultural expo in Kunming, China—Denver’s Sister City. The contrast between the China I found then and the country I visited last month could not be more striking. During my recent trip I passed through four Chinese airports—all of which appeared to be brand...Learn more
Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region book cover

"Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region" Now Available!

August 3, 2018 | Sarada Krishnan
Authored by 11 staff experts, Denver Botanic Gardens’ new publication – “Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region” – is now available! This Timber Press field guide is designed to be an easy-to-use portable photographic reference in the field. It also includes range maps for each individual plant...Learn more
Hymenoxys grandiflora, Old-Man-of-the-Mountain

Visit Mount Goliath

June 27, 2018 | Karina Nabors
Have you heard of the old man of the mountain? Well, if you go up to Mount Goliath, you will encounter an alpine plant with that name (Hymenoxys grandiflora, Old-Man-of-the-Mountain) that might remind you of a miniature sunflower. Dozens of alpine plant species hug the ground to battle the Rockies...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

AmazonSmile

December 5, 2017 | Development Department
Did you know that you can support Denver Botanic Gardens by shopping at AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Denver Botanic Gardens every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as...Learn more
Inflorescences of Pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica), a species that typically occurs further north.

Where do we start to conserve biodiversity?

November 29, 2017 | Christina Alba
The world is changing. Merriam-Webster defines the word baseline as a starting point. This is a very simple yet hopeful concept in a world that is changing so quickly. It suggests a chance to plant our feet, catch our breath, and start the work of conserving biodiversity so that future generations...Learn more
Pronghorn antelope at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, CO

Photography Expedition at Plains Conservation Center

November 2, 2017 | Featured Instructor
Recently I led a photography expedition at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, a site with programs administered by Denver Botanic Gardens. Immediate questions come to mind: What and where is the Plains Conservation Center and why would you want to photograph something as plain as a plain?...Learn more
Carex utriculata with mature perigynia

Sedges have edges . . .

October 30, 2017 | Christina Alba
. . . and extreme ecological importance in high-elevation wetlands. It’s likely that at some point, you have been out for a stroll and admired a pretty grass fanning gently in the wind…or maybe it was a sedge? Or a rush? It’s also likely that to solve this puzzle you looked musingly to the sky and...Learn more
Riparian ecosystem restoration project at Chatfield Farms

Chatfield Farms Riparian Restoration Data Now Global

October 25, 2017 | Rick Levy
In 2016 Denver Botanic Gardens launched a project to restore the riparian ecosystem along the section of Deer Creek that flows through Chatfield Farms. Led by Dr. Rebecca Hufft, three in-stream diversions were installed to improve flow and the bank structure of the creek. Over the 20th century,...Learn more
Beekeeping

Beginning Farmers Workshop Series

February 22, 2017 | Brien Darby
Learn from local farmers and farm educators how to start and operate your own farm. Choose the workshops that fit your needs or sign up for the entire series ! Workshops on Fridays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at farms around the Denver Metro area. 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE February 24 - Building Healthy...Learn more

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