'Blonde Ambition'

The grass is greener...at Chatfield!

September 24, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' on left I'm talking about the OTHER kind of grass, incidentally. The orange Agastache on the upper right of this picture is also a Plant Select choice: Agastache aurantiaca --a spectacular species one does not see nearly enough. Both of these, and many more...Learn more

York Street Trial Garden Evaluation Day

September 23, 2014 | Bridget Blomquist
On August 5, 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens conducted its second trial evaluation day for the York Street Trial Garden. Located right outside our main entrance gate, visitors can get a look at various plant entries participating in the trials. The purpose of Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street Trial...Learn more

The Ancient Art of Wild Fermentation: Preserving Fall's Abundance

September 12, 2014 | Featured Instructor
What’s old is new again! Transforming vegetables into wild-crafted, nutrient rich creations through fermentation is back in vogue. Personally, I was drawn to the art by a love of botany, an interest in ancient traditions and in all things food. Once hooked, I quickly discovered the transformative...Learn more

The Ice Plant Cometh

September 10, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Delosperma floribundum 'Starburst' There have been a veritable flood of hardy ice plants on the market in recent years, to the point where we have forgotten about some of the worthy old timers. This happens to be a twenty year anniversary for the time when I first saw and collected this delightful...Learn more

Practice Makes Perfect - Kickstarter campaign is launched!

September 8, 2014 | Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski
Practice Makes Perfect: A Botanical Illustration Sketchbook from Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration not only represents skills and abilities, but also creativity, ideas and friendship. Illustration can take many forms; it has an ability to transform a page and can add...Learn more
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
Red bird

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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