Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2016 | Brian Vogt
We all have favorite seasons. Mine has always been autumn, probably because it’s the time of year I wish would last twice as long. Everything seems mature in the plant world and determined to go out in a blaze of glory. Autumn at Denver Botanic Gardens has definitely reached a new level in recent...Read more
Alstromeria aurea

Tour the new Steppe Garden

September 23, 2016 | Mike Bone
Welcome to the Steppe Garden. This unique garden showcases plants from steppe regions of the world. The featured steppe regions and associated continents are: South Africa , which is divided into summer rainfall habitat, winter rainfall habitat and cultivated material. Central Asia , which exhibits...Read more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

September 20, 2016 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour – be it an overview of the Gardens, a specific botanic theme or behind-the-scenes info on an art exhibition – you can check off all these goals on your list! Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and...Read more

What is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)?

September 19, 2016 | Brian Vogt
Up until 30 years ago, you would have been hard pressed to find great examples of metropolitan cooperation. Years of political wrangling between and among Denver and the suburbs resulted in bitterness and rancor. Finally, the regional economy took a dramatic slide and desperation gave birth to...Read more

End of the Season Sale

September 16, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
Pots, Statuary and Fountains 30% Off! Now through Sunday, Sept. 25 - Summer is nearly gone which means it’s time for The Shop at The Gardens annual outdoor sale! Along with shorter days and cooler temperatures comes one of The Shop’s most anticipated sales events. Starting today, all outdoor pots,...Read more

Butterflies at Chatfield

September 9, 2016 | Angie Jewett
Enjoy the last few days of Butterflies at Chatfield . Sunday, Sept. 25 is the last day the exhibit will be open this year at Chatfield Farms. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (last entry at 3 p.m.). As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, the residents of Butterflies at...Read more

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show & Sale

August 22, 2016 | Larry Jackel
The 2016 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society’s 47th annual show promises to be a very special event. Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This show will be presented like an art gallery. Bonsai will be featured on individual pedestals and small island tables will draw you...Read more

Haiku Contest Winners

August 11, 2016 | Kelly Brooks
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Helen Fowler Library’s first haiku contest! Congratulations to our first place winner, John Deaton of Redding, CA. Clear cold mountain streams Cascade to the restless sea Dark clouds thundering Second place goes to Linda Maich of Denver, CO. Red...Read more
Blossoms of Light

Christmas in July? Try January.

July 6, 2016 | Special Events
It may seem a bit early to be thinking about twinkle lights and hot chocolate, but it’s not too early for Denver Botanic Gardens' Events Department at our York Street location! The dazzling light display produced every year at Blossoms of Light is no small feat to produce: months of designing,...Read more
Poetry mosaic photograph by takomabibelot

Haiku Contest at the Helen Fowler Library

June 30, 2016 | Kelly Brooks
Do you delight in William Wordsworth’s famous ode to daffodils? Do you swoon when reading Walt Whitman’s assertion that, “a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars, and the pismire is equally perfect…”? If you’re a fellow poetry lover, please visit the Helen Fowler Library’s new...Read more
Flowers on Mount Goliath

Mount Goliath – Nature’s Weathered Beauty

June 22, 2016 | Sarada Krishnan
Mount Goliath, the northern shoulder of Mount Evans, located within the Arapaho National Forest, takes my breath away each time I visit. Denver Botanic Gardens has been offering free guided hikes of the M. Walter Pesman Trail for many years.Read more

Family Fun Night: Pollination Party

June 21, 2016 | Melissa Gula
Families are invited to join us on Saturday, June 25, 2016 to celebrate the wonderful world of pollinators that buzz, fly and flutter plant seeds and pollen to and fro from 5:30-8:30 p.m . This event coincides with National Pollinator Week. Family Fun Nights provide families with the opportunity to...Read more