Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location is now open with capped numbers and timed tickets. Here are details on what to expect upon your return. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms’ re-opening is yet to be determined.

Temple of flora

Remote Yet Resolute: Planning a New Building’s Worth of Art Exhibits From Home

May 28, 2020 | Kathryn Fay
Despite working from home these last two months, the exhibits team has been busy! We had a long-planned exhibition installation for the new galleries in the Freyer – Newman Center set to begin in April, but due to the threat of COVID-19 these plans had to be postponed. We did not want to leave our...Learn more
Shade garden

Shade Gardening in Colorado

May 20, 2020 | Mario Bertelmann
Shade is an essential resource for all life, providing refuge from the heat as the days grow longer. Denver Botanic Gardens has several shaded gardens where visitors can seek shelter from the intense Colorado sun. Under the canopy of trees that are beginning to leaf out, spring-blooming bulbs and...Learn more
citizen science

Participate in Plant Conservation Day

May 18, 2020 | Stephanie White
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has designated May 18 as Plant Conservation Day. Denver Botanic Gardens participates in many plant conservation initiatives. Our botanists collect seed of native plant species to be used in future restoration projects. Our ecologists actively work...Learn more
Chorispora tenella

An EcoQuest For You

May 14, 2020 | Jennifer Ackerfield
Each month, we send Denver citizens on a “quest” to discover biodiversity in new and different ways through use of iNaturalist, a citizen science app. Participants document the plants, fungi and associated insects, birds and mammals of their communities – learning more about the ecology of Denver...Learn more
Imagining specimens

Scientific Highlights – Now Online

May 11, 2020 | Stephanie White
Before the Gardens temporarily closed its doors to the public in response to COVID-19, scientists finished up a publication highlighting the research, conservation and science outreach we have led over the past year. This publication is the Science: 2019 Year in Review . Science: 2019 Year in...Learn more
Green Roof Garden

Cacti and Companies in the Context of COVID-19 

May 7, 2020 | Melissa Schaap
We are all navigating a new landscape. This one feels like a desert – dry, rocky, barren, unknown. Without a doubt, deserts are difficult habitats. Plants that survive in the desert have unique and special qualities. As the corporate partnerships manager, I’m privileged to interact with Denver...Learn more
Donate vegetables

Food Donation, Now More Than Ever

May 5, 2020 | Brien Darby
At Denver Botanic Gardens, we love all things food . Whether working in our community supporting agriculture ( CSA ) fields, urban farm projects, community garden plots or Le Potager kitchen garden, our staff are committed to growing and distributing the best possible produce. In 2019, the Gardens...Learn more
Darwin hybrid tulips called Big Ups®

May Virtual Walking Tour - Annuals Garden and Pavilion

May 1, 2020 | Bridget Blomquist
One of springtime’s reminders that all is new are spring-blooming bulbs. Since our visitors cannot stroll through the Annuals Garden and Pavilion during this time when tulips and hyacinths are bursting, I’d like to share this virtual tour. Begin your virtual tour at the main entrance to the Annuals...Learn more
Spring Plant Sale

Growing Your Own Food: No Backyard? No Problem!

April 28, 2020 | Special Events
As COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders spread across our nation and state, many of us have been looking for activities that allow us to participate in social distancing while also being aware of our essential necessities such as exercise and grocery shopping. This week, members and volunteers can shop...Learn more
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Start a Backyard Compost Bin

April 24, 2020 | Mario Bertelmann
April is Earth Month and a great time to start a compost bin in your own backyard! It is an easy and rewarding way of becoming more sustainable and reducing your carbon footprint. Not only will you help save the planet, but you will also be helping your garden by having fresh, nutrient-rich compost...Learn more
Chatfield Farms

Green-Proof Your Home

April 23, 2020 | Lori Rowe
Although the coronavirus is on the forefront of everyone’s mind, now is not the time to forget about climate change--especially since we're seeing improvements with our carbon footprint due to the limited number of vehicles on the road. We can remain vigilant in our sustainability efforts and still...Learn more

How You Can Engage With Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2020 | Jennifer Ackerfield
Earth Day is a day to celebrate the environment. This year is particularly special as it marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Today, just as in 1970, Earth Day participants promote awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, air and water pollution, and the preservation...Learn more