An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wanderings take you, art at the Gardens is never far away.

Art in the Gardens - The Story of a Pikes Peaker

September 8, 2014 | Jen Tobias
An early autumn morning at Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect time for leisurely exploration. And no matter where your wandering takes you, art at the Gardens is never far away.Learn more
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Hummingbird magnet...Red Birds in a Tree celebrates a birthday!

September 4, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Red birds in a tree Native plants usually summon up images of wispy, finely textured grasses or suchlike--hardly a glamorous novelty like red birds in a tree ( Scrophularia macrantha ). This gorgeous native perennial is prospering in gardens across America and beyond, but is restricted in nature to...Learn more

Veteran Reintegration Program at Chatfield

August 27, 2014 | Emilee Vanderneut
The growing season is in full swing at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield . Participants of the Veteran Reintegration Program helped plant and harvest vegetables on the five acre Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm . They also planted pumpkins, decorative gourds, ornamental Indian corn and...Learn more
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.

Art in the Gardens - Sculpture at Dawn

August 25, 2014 | Jen Tobias
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.Learn more

What in blazes?

August 15, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me. You...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.

Art in the Gardens - More Permanent Collections!

August 13, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.Learn more

Titanic Tithonia

August 11, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tithonia rotundifolia For years I have admired this giant daisy at Denver Botanic Gardens, where it is planted here or there in various annual groupings. This year, I decided it was time to enjoy it at home. I obtained a few small seedlings from a nursery in Arvada and planted them out rather late...Learn more
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Three Girls, Three Gardens, Thirty Days

August 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
One hot summer day I went to visit my former client’s organic garden and she said to me, “One day I want to eat just from my garden. I wonder if I could do it for a month?” I quickly responded that I loved the idea and wanted to try it. Our friend, who is an organic urban grower, wanted to take...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!

Art in the Gardens - Permanent Collection Edition

July 22, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!Learn more

Hydrangeas for Colorado?

July 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Hydrangea quercifolia This time of year I am amazed to see spectacular mounds of Hydrangea 'Annabelle' glowing around the metro area. That is one cultivar that has certainly made its mark, although one doesn't see quite as many of them as you would in a more humid part of the country. I've noticed...Learn more

Midsummer Minion: the hardiest Pelargonium

July 14, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The hardy "Geranium" Savvy gardeners will tell you that "Geraniums" in common parlance are really " Pelargonium " (their proper Latin Name) and generally tender plants. There are, in fact, two true Pelargonium that grow only in Eurasia, and both of these are thriving at Denver Botanic Gardens: the...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

July 7, 2014 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
The health and diversity of native plant populations impact our food, water and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the fundamental basis for all life on earth; this includes forming soil and cycling nutrients. Plants are the critical base of food chains in most ecosystems and native plants most...Learn more

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