Glow at the Gardens

Good Gourd Design – The Art of Glow at the Gardens

October 13, 2017 | Special Events
Today, the first batch of pumpkins arrived on site for Glow at the Gardens™ . Our pumpkin carving team will spend the first half of next week cleaning, gutting and carving hundreds of giant gourds to create our one-of-a-kind pumpkin sculptures. And while all this carving is a challenge in such a...Learn more
Pectis angustifolia

Discovering the Plants and People of Colorado’s Eastern Plains

October 10, 2017 | Christina Alba
Colorado is known worldwide for its lush mountain habitats with towering forests of pine, fir and aspen. This grand topography, tied to a romantic history of silver mining and pioneer grit, shapes much of the state’s identity. Yet it is only one part of Colorado’s unique ecological and human story...Learn more

Warczewiczella discolor Orchids in the Greenhouse

October 4, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Sensory Garden

Collaboration for Health

October 2, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
Gardens and hospitals are both recognized as places of healing, but it’s not always obvious how the two can work together. As the therapeutic horticulture intern for Denver Botanic Gardens this summer, I not only worked in the York Street Sensory Garden, but I also trained with the horticultural...Learn more

Are You Curious About Corn?

September 28, 2017 | Heather Pressman
One of my favorite things to eat is corn. I love corn, especially fresh corn. And popcorn. And cornbread. And corn cereal. Basically, I like anything made out of corn. I even love making art projects out of corn! As you can imagine, this means I’m super excited to teach our upcoming Seedlings class...Learn more
Graduate Research Assistant Katherine Fu

Training the Next Generation

September 25, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
2017 Interns and Seasonals in the Research & Conservation Department - Every spring, Research & Conservation gears up for our field season, May to September, by bringing interns and seasonals on-board. They receive training in applied conservation, helping us complete our field work while...Learn more
Lycaste saccata (syn. Lycaste cruenta)

Lycaste Orchids in the Greenhouse

September 22, 2017 | Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that don’t often make it out of our collection greenhouses. Hopefully, this blog will provide a bit of...Learn more
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

Bulbs: More Scandalous Than You Think

September 19, 2017 | Special Events
This weekend, gardeners will flock to our annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale , where scores of spring-blooming bulbs and hardy fall plants will be available for purchase and our horticulturists will offer expert advice on how to grow them. Free admission to the Plant Sale and to the Gardens. This...Learn more

We need your keepsakes!

September 15, 2017 | Johanna Kelly
Denver Botanic Gardens Guild is again collecting keepsakes to sell at the November Winter Gift Market . We are short on jewelry, glass and crystal glassware, however we will be delighted with anything you care to donate! Sales from the Winter Gift Market and the Shop at the Gardens gift shop enable...Learn more
in the Steppe Garden

Plant Mapping in the Steppe Garden

September 12, 2017 | Horticulture Intern
I feel lucky enough to have grown up amid Tennessee’s lush and rolling hills, and more recently to have lived alongside the Great Smoky Mountains. Unsurprisingly, Steppe regions are not commonly discussed in southern Appalachia. So naturally, I gravitated towards the Steppe Garden, mostly because...Learn more
Tubaria confragosa

Following in the Footsteps of Sam Mitchel

August 31, 2017 | Andrew Wilson
This year Denver Botanic Gardens is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its fungal herbarium, the largest collection of Rocky Mountain mushrooms and fleshy fungi in the North American continent. The herbarium is home to more than 18,000 mushrooms, puffballs and other fungi of many varieties and 80...Learn more
Blossoms of Light Holiday Parties

Make Your Holiday Party Memorable at Blossoms of Light

August 29, 2017 | Special Events
You bring the party, we’ll bring the hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights! A holiday party at Blossoms of Light is a great way to celebrate the end of the year with your friends, family, or colleagues. Choose from one of four versatile and unique indoor spaces to offer you guests a warm...Learn more

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