Anguloa cliftonii orchid

Anguloa, the Tulip Orchid, in the Greenhouse

November 20, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Lycaste saccata (syn. Lycaste cruenta)

Lycaste Orchids in the Greenhouse

September 22, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Masdevallia triangularis 121047

Masdevallia Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 26, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Guarianthe × laeliodes, 162102

Guarianthe Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 7, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more

Plant Romance

January 26, 2017 | Erin Bird
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you. This simple, well known love poem may bring a smile or cringe to your face. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and for better or worse, it causes us to think of those we love, lost or hope will someday love us. The rose is an...Learn more
The iceman cometh!

The iceman cometh!

November 6, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I know it looks stark! Just wait.. over the next few months I will try to persuade you to see with fresh eyes and realize that winter has a profound and sometimes even flashy beauty that does not depend necessarily on lights and extraordinary marketing. It is the quiet season and contemplation is...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: March 18th

This Week at the Gardens: March 18th

March 18, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Vine, thanks! Several amazing vines in the Conservatory are flowering like crazy just now. The Clock Vine (Thunbergia mysorensis) drips burgundy and yellow flowers from the pergola on the upper level. Just next to it, a Hoya (Hoya macgillivrayi) produces nearly black, bat-winged flowers from...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 4th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 4th

September 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Bromeliads: Look for the beautiful Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’ and Aechmea ‘Maginali’. Their cups hold water for the plant, and their gorgeous flowers attract pollinators. • Rocks, Mist, and Water: The space itself will delight you as you wander among several waterfalls, through caves, or up to the...Learn more
Darwin's Garden

Darwin's Garden

August 21, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of gardens as a kind of craft or art, aesthetic objects designed for pleasure, contemplation or perhaps for the stimulation of the senses. It could also be argued that the garden is a laboratory where the gardener grapples with chemistry, ecology and the complex workings of biology. After...Learn more