Blossoms of Light is sold out Friday, Nov. 23. See our ticketing calendar for a list of sold out dates and times.
York Street gardens and Chatfield Farms are closed Thursday, Nov. 22. Chatfield Farms is also closed Friday, Nov. 23, open for Santa’s Village.
Early closures through Jan. 1 for Blossoms of Light and Santa's Village.

Deer Creek

Hildebrand Ranch: History & Restoration

November 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
In the 1860s, pioneers settled on the land next to Deer Creek in what is now Littleton. The stream provided the settlers with the only water around for miles. Frank Hildebrand bought a log cabin and a large piece of land where he and his family constructed barns and other structures for their...Learn more
Saussurea weberi at Hoosier Pass

A Good Seed Can Be Hard to Find

October 15, 2018 | Alex Seglias
Plant biodiversity is being lost at an accelerated rate as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and multiple other factors. To conserve native plant species, many institutions are turning towards ex situ methods, such as storage in seed banks. Seed banks store seeds at low moisture (3-7...Learn more
City Bees Along the High Line Canal

City Bees Along the High Line Canal

October 1, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer Denver Botanic Gardens conducted a multi-faceted project along the 71-mile High Line Canal that traverses the Denver Metro Area. In this post, you’ll receive some insights into one aspect of this project, the High Line Canal bee survey. While honey bees and bumblebees are easily...Learn more
Big Sandy Creek in Prowers County

Exploring the Eastern Plains

September 26, 2018 | Melissa Islam
Tucked among the crop circles and plowed acres east of Denver is a patchwork of land that holds one of Colorado’s most precious and vulnerable landscapes: native prairies. Bordering the eastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains, these prairies occur in a region commonly referred to as the Eastern...Learn more
Researchers surveying a transect along the High Line Canal

Ecology Along the High Line Canal

September 12, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer we began a new research project surveying the High Line Canal to understand the botanical and ecological resources along this corridor through the Denver Metro Area. The High Line Canal spans 71 miles across Colorado from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to Green Valley Ranch east of Denver...Learn more
Sphaeralcea coccinea (scarlet globemallow), Malvaceae (mallow family)

Favorite Botanical Finds Along the High Line Canal

September 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
The verdict is in: Here are our research team’s favorite botanical finds along the High Line Canal! If you’ve ever spent time on the High Line Canal Trail, you may be familiar with some of the common trees and shrubs. Maybe you’ve walked beneath the snowy arms of the cottonwood trees ( Populus sp...Learn more
Conservation data collection

The Gardens Awarded Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

August 29, 2018 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Denver Botanic Gardens has long been a leader in biodiversity conservation. Our efforts have been recognized by Botanic Gardens Conservation International through the awarding of the newly launched Conservation Practitioner Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes conservation-minded...Learn more
Purple stigmas on female buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides

Unholster That Hori Hori: Collecting Plants Along the High Line Canal Trail

July 22, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer, Denver Botanic Gardens, with funding from the High Line Canal Conservancy, is conducting a survey of the plants growing along the High Line Canal. Drawing water from the South Platte River, the Canal winds 71 miles from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to the eastern edge of Green Valley...Learn more
Sclerocactus glaucus cactus

Tracking Cactus Populations

May 16, 2018 | Research & Conservation
Sneaky Spines and Careful Measurements Sweeping western slope views, slightly menacing rain clouds and beautiful, tough plants surrounded us. I listened for my field partner to shout out cactus dimensions and wrote each number into its proper cell on the data sheet while picking prickly pear spines...Learn more
Just Water’s boxed water

Thinking inside the box...of water!

May 14, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
When it comes to the Gardens’ commitment to water stewardship , thinking 'Inside the Box' can make a difference. Today we will stop selling bottled water at our two restaurants – the Hive and Offshoots. Instead, visitors will be able to purchase Just Water ’s boxed water. This move accomplishes two...Learn more

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