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
Heron at Chatfield Farms

Smile, You’re on (Trap) Camera

May 23, 2018 | Research & Conservation
When coming to the Gardens to enjoy springtime blooms, you may be surprised to learn that we also incorporate wildlife observations into some of our research projects. One such research project uses a system of motion-sensing trap cameras strategically placed along Deer Creek at Chatfield Farms to...Learn more
 Helen Fowler Library

Exploring Colorado with the Helen Fowler Library

May 21, 2018 | Anna Kongs
With every new year comes resolutions to make us better versions of ourselves. And with every new season, we set new goals to support those annual commitments. Every spring I tell myself “I’m going to explore Colorado more. I’m going to go hiking, camping, and learn the name of every wildflower I...Learn more
Yoga at the Gardens

Namaste, Amigos

May 18, 2018 | Tiffany Coleman
La semana pasada conocí a una señora en el estudio local de yoga al que voy. Se estaba inscribiendo en una capacitación para ser instructora de yoga. No quiere dar clases en un estudio, si no en casa, para su familia. Ella y sus hermanos empezaron a practicar yoga como una manera de consolación...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
Ghost, Mike Whiting and Castle

Musical Inspirations and a Great Playlist

May 12, 2018 | Erin Bird
We asked artist Mike Whiting to share some songs that inspire him or that he likes to listen to while in the studio. He accepted the challenge and exceeded our expectations by creating a playlist that speaks to every work in the Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting exhibition! You can take your...Learn more
Container Garden in a Bag at Spring Plant Sale

Design Your Perfect Container Garden at Spring Plant Sale

May 5, 2018 | Special Events
Whether you have a tiny apartment balcony, a weathered urban stoop, or a broad, wrap-around deck, container gardening is a great way to be creative and experiment with new plants and designs. The possibilities and combinations are endless, and each gardener has a unique style and vision. At our...Learn more
Wax display with artificial succulents

Mother's Day Gift Guide

May 3, 2018 | Erin Bird
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and The Shop at the Gardens has some great ideas that are sure to please the mom(s) in your life. The Shop is open daily 9 a.m – 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Mother's Day) and admission is free. Members receive 10% off all purchases. If you are looking for a gift that...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
Chatfield Farms Private Events

Have your Summer Picnic at Chatfield Farms

April 17, 2018 | Pablo Zacarias
Book your family or corporate summer picnic with us at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms! We are offering an early booking incentive if you book before May 31, 2018 . We will waive your Facility Prep Fee, include table and chair rentals based on availability, and no hourly rental minimum. This...Learn more
2018 winner: Canna South Pacific Orange

What is All-America Selections?

April 16, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
In late 2017, the All-America Selections Garden (directly west of the Steppe Garden) was re-named the Annuals Garden and Pavilion. The garden remains a display garden with ever-changing displays of annuals that are winners of the All-America Selections (AAS) program. The AAS program was started in...Learn more

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