2016 Denver Botanic Gardens Horticulture Interns posing with Chihuly sculpture

Horticulture Internships Available

January 24, 2017 | Kevin Williams
How will you spend your summer vacation? Every year Denver Botanic Gardens' Horticulture Department accepts college students from across the country as interns in a rigorous, 10-week horticulture internship. Under the supervision of Gardens’ horticulturists, interns will gain hands-on experience...Learn more

How to select plant material for restoration

January 23, 2017 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
When does it matter if the seeds or plants are from local sources? The second week of January 2017, twelve experts from around the country representing botanic gardens, academics and practitioners, gathered at a workshop hosted by the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. The workshop, entitled “...Learn more
Off the Clock

Off the Clock Themes: How Do We Choose?

January 16, 2017 | Special Events
Earlier this month, we kicked off our 2017 Off the Clock event series with a reprise of a popular theme from last year, Vintage Victorian. Our attendees braved the fresh snow and chilly weather to join us for an evening of live music, hands-on crafts, cash bars, and the lush beauty of the Gardens’...Learn more
Hands planting pansies

Family Workshop: Winter Fairies

January 5, 2017 | Melissa Gula
Fairies are our garden friends! Join us for our Winter Fairies Family Workshop and add a little whimsy to your day as you and your child delve into the enchanting world of garden fairies. Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. During the workshop...Learn more
 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum)

梅Ume: Prunus mume in Japanese culture

January 3, 2017 | Ebi Kondo
A sentimental love affair between ancient Japanese intellectuals and Ume: 梅Ume (Japanese flowering plum), Prunus mume, has been one of the most popular winter-blooming trees in Japan for centuries. There are over 250 cultivars of both single or double blossoms with shades of white, pink and red...Learn more
All-America Selections Garden

2018 Rental Calendar Opens January 4

January 2, 2017 | Special Events
Make your event a memorable one by hosting it in the splendid surroundings of Denver Botanic Gardens. Our York Street location offers a variety of venues for every kind of event at any time of year, and our Chatfield Farms location offers a rustic, pastoral setting perfect for your next event...Learn more
Blossoms of Light Lumenscape

Meet AudioPixel: The Team Behind the Lumenscape

December 12, 2016 | Special Events
At the end of the twinkling Blossoms of Light pathway, visitors arrive at the Lumenscape: a massive lighting display that reacts to interactive instruments and recorded music. Nearly 15,000 individually-programmed LEDs dance in an array of lights that fills the entire UMB Amphitheater, offering an...Learn more
Character pines

December in the Japanese Garden

December 7, 2016 | Ebi Kondo
The name of the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 松風園 Sho-Fu-En, means ‘The garden of pine and wind’ and was inspired by the Rocky Mountain wilderness. During our growing season, we often think of evergreens as a background to colorful flowers and leaves. Winter precedes the vivid colors...Learn more

New Zealand dreaming

December 6, 2016 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Now that temperatures are plummeting in Denver, it’s hard not to think back on the magical three weeks I just spent in New Zealand on a lecture tour where I was representing Denver Botanic Gardens. There are so many fabulous things to see in that distant island. A highlight for me as a lover of...Learn more

Your Holiday Shopping Can Benefit the Gardens

December 6, 2016 | Development Department
Denver Botanic Gardens is honored to be the 2016 recipient of Neiman Marcus Denver’s Love to Give Collection. Between now and December 24, do your holiday shopping at Neiman Marcus Denver, located at 3030 East 1st Ave. in Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and a portion of anything you purchase from the...Learn more

Colorado Gives Day is December 6

December 6, 2016 | Development Department
Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is here! Your gift to the Gardens Fund on Colorado Gives Day provides important support for our core programs, including spectacular horticultural displays, research, conservation and world-class art exhibitions. Not to mention our wide-reaching...Learn more
The Shop at the Gardens Tent Sale

Save An Additional 25% at The Shop’s Pre-Holiday Sale!

December 1, 2016 | Sean Mahoney
Who needs the mall and waiting in line for generic gifts when you’ve got The Shop at the Gardens! A longtime favorite shopping destination for members, neighbors and gift seekers alike, The Shop is your one-stop-holiday-shop. Now, to make shopping with us extra sweet, we’ve marked down everything...Learn more

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