"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
Beekeeping

Beginning Farmers Workshop Series

February 22, 2017 | Brien Darby
Learn from local farmers and farm educators how to start and operate your own farm. Choose the workshops that fit your needs or sign up for the entire series ! Workshops on Fridays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at farms around the Denver Metro area. 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE February 24 - Building Healthy...Learn more
New Gardener Boot Camp

New Gardener Boot Camp

February 16, 2017 | Featured Instructor
Are you a blank slate when it comes to starting your very own garden? Worried about ending the growing season with a pile of dead plants and sad vegetables? Then join us on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The day will be packed with answers to all those looming and mysterious gardening...Learn more
Bumblebee Jamboree Children's Concert

Kids are the VIPs at Bumblebee Jamboree

February 10, 2017 | Special Events
Each summer, guests flood the Gardens for a summer concert series in our outdoor amphitheater, and the events are well-known in the Denver area. But did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens has its very own concert series designed just for kids? For each Bumblebee Jamboree concert, kids can dress...Learn more
Cards From June Jurcak

Fall in Love with Great Gifts from The Shop at the Gardens

February 3, 2017 | Sean Mahoney
While gazing at the gorgeous Orchid Showcase, why not pick up a fantastic gift for someone you love at The Shop at the Gardens? Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and admission to The Shop is free. Here are five of our favorite Valentine's Day gift ideas: Fortuna Chocolate starting at $12.00 A favorite on...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
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

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