Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

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Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

The partially frozen ponds in the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street make a serene winterscape in January. The gardens are open year-round.
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street is a wonderful mid-winter escape from the cold and snow. Visitors can view the plants from several levels as they wander the lush garden. All plants are identified on placards and there are informational displays as well.
The bamboo was flourishing on a January afternoon in June’s PlantAsia garden at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, which features several international gardens along with gardens of the West, ornamental gardens and shady gardens. While many of the plants are dormant in the winter months, visitors can find plenty of green plants outdoors and indoors.
The annual Orchid Showcase in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street continues to Feb. 19. The exquisite blossoms line a long, glassed-in hall where delicate citrus trees also can be seen. Orchid plants are sold by Fantasy Orchids during select times during the showcase. Plants will be sold 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3 and Feb. 10.
If you go

Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street gardens: 1007 York St. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily in the winter. Free limited parking at complex between York and Josephine streets (no RVs) and street parking at Cheesman Park.


Admission: $12.50, adults; $9.50, age 65+, military and veterans; $9, students and children 3-15; free, children 2 and younger. Members have free admission.
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, also is open year-round. For more information, visit https://www.botanicgardens.org.

Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

The partially frozen ponds in the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street make a serene winterscape in January. The gardens are open year-round.
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street is a wonderful mid-winter escape from the cold and snow. Visitors can view the plants from several levels as they wander the lush garden. All plants are identified on placards and there are informational displays as well.
The bamboo was flourishing on a January afternoon in June’s PlantAsia garden at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, which features several international gardens along with gardens of the West, ornamental gardens and shady gardens. While many of the plants are dormant in the winter months, visitors can find plenty of green plants outdoors and indoors.
The annual Orchid Showcase in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street continues to Feb. 19. The exquisite blossoms line a long, glassed-in hall where delicate citrus trees also can be seen. Orchid plants are sold by Fantasy Orchids during select times during the showcase. Plants will be sold 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3 and Feb. 10.

Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

The top of the Science Pyramid can be seen from the Ornamental Grasses Garden, which has a special beauty in winter. This area is one of 17 in the Gardens of the West scattered through the grounds that feature plants that thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate.

Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

The icy Monet Pool reflects the mid-afternoon January light at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street. The winterscape at the gardens offers a soulful retreat from the bustling city outside its gates. The gardens are open year-round, and indoor displays offer visitors a chance to warm up after walking the grounds.

Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

The delicate orchid blooms in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street draw scores of visitors for the annual Orchid Showcase, which runs to Feb. 19. While purple, yellow and white dominate the display, there are numerous color combinations on the blooms.

Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

This piece by Fort Lewis College professor Amy Wendland features a discarded herbarium sample from the former Fort Lewis A&M College Herbarium. It was part of the “Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration” exhibit at the Gates Court Gallery at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street. Wendland is a professor of art and design at the college. The exhibit runs to Feb. 11.
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