Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

June 29, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
My favorite garden this week is the Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden, which along with the El Pomar Waterway and the O’Fallon Perennial Walk constitutes the Romantic Gardens. This garden is currently at peak bloom and the newly painted stucco walls provide a bold background that helps the...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Sho-Fu-En (Japanese Garden) – Celebrating 30 years

Featured Garden of the Week: Sho-Fu-En (Japanese Garden) – Celebrating 30 years

June 22, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Japanese Garden is an authentic traditional Japanese garden reflecting the unique environment of its Colorado setting. The garden is named Sho-Fu-En, meaning “garden of the pines and wind,” both of which are typical of the natural environment of Colorado. The main feature of...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

June 17, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Standing as testimony that gardening in Colorado does not have to be dull and boring is the Roads Water-Smart Garden, which is currently bursting in color. Bursts of yellow, purple, pink, orange and white are dotted throughout this garden. Meticulously cared for by our Curator of Native Plants, Dan...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

June 6, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to over 300 taxa (which includes hybrids and cultivars) of about 69 species of Iris. This diversity is distributed throughout the Gardens, though a majority is displayed in the Lilac Garden. Situated almost in the middle of our grounds, the irises in this garden are...Learn more
Blue Poppy in Bloom

Blue Poppy in Bloom

June 4, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

June 3, 2009 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Do you miss the beautiful orchid displays from the Cloud Forest Tree? In order to satisfy your orchid fix before the new greenhouse complex is complete and the orchids return to display, come see many of them as preserved specimens in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium. Volunteer Eleanor Von Bargen has...Learn more
Springing into Spring with your Dog

Springing into Spring with your Dog

May 31, 2009 | Past Art Exhibits
To this date, our most popular post continues to be one that Elizabeth Bublitz of Paw-Friendly Landscapes wrote on 'Paw-Friendly Gardening.' Luckily for us, she is back in blogging mode and sending us new posts! Here is one for those of you who have or want to install a garden fence. If you enjoy...Learn more
Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 | Anna Sher
Forty years ago, a family physician named Dr. Sam Mitchel turned a hobby into a real scientific endeavor by establishing a "mushroom collection" at Denver Botanic Gardens. The fungal collection at the Gardens is now the largest actively curated herbarium of Rocky Mountain fungi in the world, with...Learn more
What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

May 19, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What threatens Sclerocactus glaucus (see a video showing some of the causes)? Installation and maintenance of huge pipelines that move oil and gas from the well pads miles and miles to the collection facilities; roads; browsing and trampling from livestock; weeds; and people who collect them from...Learn more
Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

May 17, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
The green roof at Denver Botanic Gardens opened in November 2007. Within a year and a half, this garden has established very well creating a green space where once was a regular cemented roof. Situated above our former gift shop (soon to become a bistro), this one-of-a-kind green roof features...Learn more
Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

May 15, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Celebrating Wildflowers isn't only for the little ones. You can enjoy Colorado native plants in the metro area. You don't want to miss this great, free, guided tour of spring blooms on Green Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management's botanists will teach you all about the beautiful spring blooms.Learn more

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