Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 22, 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.

The distinct curve and twist of this stem is a characteristic sign of fasciation.

Fascinating Fasciation: A Plant Mutation

June 22, 2018 | Emily Stine
While on one of my scouting tours through the Gardens, Mike Bone, one of the horticulturalists that manages the Steppe Garden , informed me that the red hot poker plant ( Kniphofia stricta , also known as a torch lily) had some interesting fasciation going on in the flower stalks in the Steppe...Learn more
Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Conoce los Jardines con Victoria el 5 de junio

June 4, 2018 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Programación en español: Los días libres siempre son algo especial – ya que son una oportunidad para que todos aquellos en Colorado puedan visitar a los Jardines y ver la belleza que disfruto todos los días como empleada. ¡Es por eso que estoy tan emocionada al compartir algunos de mis lugares...Learn more
Delosperma spp. in the Steppe Garden

Steppe Garden Awakening

May 24, 2018 | Mike Bone
There are many conversations that can come from a visit to the Steppe Garden —conversations about plants, soils, pollinators, design, ecology, hydrology, distribution and connections. This unique space pulls together so many different disciplines that you can’t help asking questions. One of my...Learn more
Allium and foxtail lilies

May Walking Tour - Xeric Bulbs

May 1, 2018 | Dan Johnson
For many people the mention of spring bulbs conjures images of an “estate garden” swathed in bands of color: rivers of blue grape hyacinth, fields of sunlit tulips or woodland slopes awash in early daffodils. What may not come to mind is the humble origins of most of our bulbs, and just how tough...Learn more
Penstemon uintahneis will bloom in April in the Rock Alpine Garden's crevice garden

April Walking Tour - Rock Alpine Garden

April 3, 2018 | Mike Kintgen
Mirroring the natural alpine and woodland habitats that the Rock Alpine Garden is inspired by, spring is a great time to walk through this garden. Both alpine and woodland plants bloom early in the year in response to the physical restraints of their native environments. Alpines are programmed to...Learn more
Calathea lancifolia

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 foliage can have its own special appeal. While stopping to “smell the roses,” why not give a little...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
in the Steppe Garden

Plant Mapping in the Steppe Garden

September 12, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
I feel lucky enough to have grown up amid Tennessee’s lush and rolling hills, and more recently to have lived alongside the Great Smoky Mountains. Unsurprisingly, Steppe regions are not commonly discussed in southern Appalachia. So naturally, I gravitated towards the Steppe Garden, mostly because...Learn more
Tiger striped Swallowtail

Butterflies & Buddleja in the Sensory Garden

August 24, 2017 | Magee Headley
While caring for the Sensory Garden, I have enjoyed observing visitors interacting with the multitude of experiential plantings as they move throughout the garden. While human guests are always a welcome sight, the visitors catching everyone’s eye right now are the butterflies. As the high heat of...Learn more
'Woods Blue Goddess' waterlily

Summer in the Water Gardens

August 22, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
August and September are prime months to see the water gardens in their full glory. This is the season that every water gardener daydreams about during the winter. The design and planning of the displays during those cold, dark months, along with the work of propagating and planting during the...Learn more

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