Gardens of the West
These 18 arid gardens showcase plants that thrive in Colorado’s climate, and provide season-long color and texture.
- Bristlecone Border
- Cactus and Succulent House
- Colorado Garden Show Promenade Garden
- Conservation Garden
- Crossroads Garden
- Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden
- Dryland Mesa
- Dwarf Conifer Collection
- Gates Montane Garden
- Grant Family Cottonwood Border
- Green Roof
- Laura Smith Porter Plains Garden
- Nexus Garden
- Ornamental Grasses Garden
- Ponderosa Border
- Roads Water-Smart Garden
- Sacred Earth
- Welcome Garden
Internationally Inspired Gardens
Japan, China and the Tropics are some of the countries and regions that inspire our garden designs and plant selection. Many of these gardens include plants from other steppe regions that are similar to Denver in climate and soils.
Full of color, the ornamental gardens include many horticultural favorites, such as roses, daylilies and irises. Many of these gardens are enhanced each spring by annual flowers.
- Ann Montague Iris and Daylily Garden
- Annuals Garden and Pavilion
- El Pomar Waterway
- The Ellipse in Honor of Nancy Schotters
- Fragrance Garden
- Gloria Falkenberg Herb Garden
- Lainie's Cutting Garden
- Le Potager: A gift from the Ladd Family
- Lilac Garden
- May Bonfils Stanton Memorial Rose Collection
- O'Fallon Perennial Walk
- Romantic Gardens
- Schlessman Plaza
- Scripture Garden
- Sensory Garden
- Victorian Secret Garden
These shady gardens provide a great place to linger on warm days. Be inspired by diverse plant palettes that thrive in varying moisture conditions, offer eye-pleasing color and texture and provide habitats for birds and insects.
The water gardens are home to the aquatic plant collection, which includes waterlilies, water platters, lotus and canna. A system of pools meanders through the Gardens and provides backdrops for many other gardens.