Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian

March 25, 2016 | Special Events
Pick up your parasol and polish your monocle! Learn about the iconic age of botany at our third Off the Clock event. Vintage Victorian will take place from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 . Come dressed in your best Victorian attire, whether it’s classical, gothic or steampunk. This event caters...Learn more

Great Horned Owl Sighting at Chatfield Farms

February 19, 2016 | Larry Vickerman
This female Great Horned Owl ( Bubo virginianus ) is sitting on a nest despite the strong winds yesterday at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. This owl, with characteristic feather tufts on the head, typically nests in tree cavities, stumps or abandoned large nests of other birds. Monogamous...Learn more

2016 Tree Diversity Conference - Design with more tree types!

February 18, 2016 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For the third year, Denver Botanic Gardens is joining with the Chester M. Alter Arboretum of the University of Denver and Denver City Forestry to stage a symposium on Tree Diversity. This year’s symposium will focus on the design of city plantings: how to pick the right tree for our difficult high...Learn more

Your Chance to Win Two Concert Tickets!

February 3, 2016 | Doris Boardman
Dreaming of spring? Come to the Colorado Garden & Home Show this month. There will be more than an acre of indoor gardens to visit—take in the sights and smells of spring! Denver Botanic Gardens members will get free admission on Wed., Feb. 17, 2016 to the Colorado Convention Center (the show...Learn more

Modern Farmer magazine

January 28, 2016 | Erin Wolff
There’s a new serial in town! Modern Farmer , our newest magazine, has just arrived at the Helen Fowler Library (located in the Boettcher Center across from the bathrooms). If you’re one of those people who wishes they could just sell everything and buy a little hobby farm in the country (obviously...Learn more

Distance Learning Opportunities in Arlington, VA

January 19, 2016 | Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski
Since 2011, we have included a distance learning option in our School of Botanical Art and Illustration curriculum at Denver Botanic Gardens. This option has been a hybrid (in-class/off-site) model in which we combine classroom participation with remote online learning. We believe that even though...Learn more

New Event Series: Off the Clock

January 15, 2016 | Special Events
On the heels of a record-breaking year for Blossoms of Light, the Events Department is thrilled to announce a brand-new event series kicking off the first weekend of February: Off the Clock! Join us for the first Friday night of February, March, and April for themed evenings featuring live...Learn more

Seedlings Classes for Preschoolers and Toddlers

January 6, 2016 | Jennifer Ackers
It’s never too early to discover the wonders of nature! There are still spaces available in our winter and early spring Seedlings Classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside their caregivers and peers...Learn more

Plan Ahead Now

December 8, 2015 | Special Events
Book a 2016 Blossoms of Light holiday party today! Break out of the traditional holiday party mold and leave the restaurant banquet room behind – give your guests a truly illuminating end-of-year celebration at Denver Botanic Gardens during our signature holiday event, Blossoms of Light. Though our...Learn more

Icelandic Beginning: Columbines and Poppies

December 4, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
This past year I was the recipient of a Chanticleer Garden Scholarship awarded to professionals in Public Gardening, in my case to do a floristic and cultural comparison of two mountains in Greece and Turkey which have both been called Mount Olympus in past centuries. As often occurs, I encountered...Learn more

The Turnip and Halloween: A Surprising Pair

October 27, 2015 | Ebi Kondo
Carved pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns are a familiar decoration during the Halloween season. It brings our attention to mid-autumn and the upcoming winter. The origin of the jack-o-lantern is from northern Europe – specifically Ireland and Scotland – where the turnip was carved instead of a pumpkin...Learn more

It's never too early to discover the wonders of nature

July 8, 2015 | Jennifer Ackers
Calling all bug catching, dirt digging, flower watering, puddle jumping and bee buzzing toddlers! There are still spaces available in our Summer Seedlings classes. Seedlings classes offer our youngest visitors (ages 18 months to six years) the opportunity to explore, discover and create alongside...Learn more

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