Great Horned Owl family

Great Horned Owl Family

May 17, 2017 | Angie Jewett
This great horned owl family has nested in the same location in the western portion of the Wetland Trail at Chatfield Farms for at least the last three seasons, and each year we watch as they raise their young. But this past winter, their nest was destroyed by wind and we were concerned they would...Learn more
Sclerocactus glaucus

Learn about the Endangered Plants of Colorado

May 11, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On May 18, Plant Conservation Day , and May 19, Endangered Species Day , Research & Conservation staff will be in the Science Pyramid to talk about Colorado’s federally protected plant species. Not only can animals be listed as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act,...Learn more
Water-Smart Garden

Build a Water-Saving Garden by Shopping Spring Plant Sale

May 9, 2017 | Special Events
Think you need lots of water for a diverse, vibrant, and beautiful garden? Think again! On the Front Range, water is always a concern. It rarely falls from the sky, and it’s hard to justify soaking flower beds and gardens at home when your water bill ticks higher every year. And while you may think...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

May 1, 2017 | 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: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our living collections, history, art exhibitions and architecture. Enthusiasm and passion will...Learn more
Herbaria at Denver Botanic Gardens

New Drop-in Tour! Discover the Natural History Collections

April 27, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On select Fridays, 1-1:30 pm, Gardens docents will be leading a drop-in tour, “Behind the Science: Explore the Natural History Collections.” The next tours are May 5 and May 19. Tours are included with Gardens admission and no reservations are needed. All ages welcome but tours are most appropriate...Learn more
Book your next event at the Gardens

Book Your Event – Summer Dates Just Released

April 24, 2017 | Special Events
The Gardens are beginning to bloom, and they will only become more stunning as the days get warmer and sunnier. What better backdrop for your next gathering? Though we began booking events for this summer over a year ago, we’ve had a few excellent dates open up on our summer calendar. We’d love to...Learn more
Giant water platters (Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’)

Water Gardens - Spring Behind the Scenes

April 12, 2017 | Tamara Kilbane
Spring has arrived in the water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens. Hardy waterlilies are breaking dormancy, developing submerged leaves and their first few floating leaves of the season. Aquatic iris, cattails, pickerel plant and lizard’s tail are also showing a flush of new spring growth. Beyond...Learn more
"The Water Museum" by Luis Alberto Urrea

Finding Fiction in the Helen Fowler Library

March 31, 2017 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
The Helen Fowler Library is known for the largest horticultural collection in the Rocky Mountain region, but did you know we have a small fiction collection as well? While literature dedicated to the depiction of imaginary places and people may not seem like an obvious fit, I promise you it’s worth...Learn more
Fritillaria eduardii

A Bulb-tastic Wonderland

March 28, 2017 | Mike Bone
Geophytes are an important part of the steppe climate. Some of the most recognizable geophytes are bulbs. Bulbs offer not only spring beauty but interest throughout the season. Bulbs can also be an important source of food. #steppesuns This first spring in the Denver Botanic Gardens' Steppe Garden...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

After Dark in the Tropical Conservatory

March 1, 2017 | Special Events
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year, is a favorite destination for Gardens visitors year-round, but it’s particularly popular in the winter. Warm, humid, and filled to the ceiling with tropical plants, the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory...Learn more

Tree Diversity and YOU!

February 28, 2017 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everyone says they love trees. Practically every one of the millions of trees in the Front Range was planted by someone. Dutch Elm disease removed most American elms fifty years ago, and Thousand Cankers is busy wiping out the Black Walnuts right now. And Emerald Ash Borer is not likely to be...Learn more
Collecting seeds

Supporting the National Seed Strategy

February 27, 2017 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
In mid-February 2017, about 300 scientists, land managers, restoration practitioners and seed production experts met in Washington, D.C. at the National Native Seed Conference. This event is held every two years to unite people working with native plant materials development, production and use in...Learn more

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