An Amorphophallus titanum, aka the corpse flower, bloomed Tuesday evening at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Death is in the air at the Denver Botanic Gardens—literally. The much-anticipated corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), famous for the stinky odor it gives off similar to decaying flesh, finally bloomed. The whole process—and smell—lasts for less than 48 hours, but takes anywhere from 8 to 20...
August 20 2015, 10:00 AM
The Poudre River; Image courtesy of Shutterstock
1. Listen: Five Points Jazz Festival
Why you should go: We consider this festival—with more than 25 bands and eight stages—the official kickoff for the summer music season.
Details: May 16, various locations, Denver
2. Get Dirty: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale
May 6 2015, 11:00 AM
—Courtesy of Erin and Lisa M. Gillespie
There’s soap, there’s handmade soap, and there’s Shaman Lisa’s Aroma Art body care products.
When the Denver Botanic Gardens offered a soap-making workshop in March 2013, Lisa Melli Gillespie had just finished a personal challenge: “inviting whimsy” into her life by attempting 101 new...
April 28 2015, 1:45 PM
—Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens
As we head toward Mother’s Day—the unofficial start of Colorado’s gardening season—our empty dirt beds are just begging to be filled with baby herbs, veggies, and flowers. The neighborhood garden shop has starters in stock, of course, but heading to a pop-up plant sale often means discovering...
April 14 2015, 11:00 AM
—Illustrations by Daniel Guidera
When the first pioneers rolled into Colorado via covered wagon, they had no alternative to growing, raising, and hunting their own food. Today, it’s by choice that an increasing number of Denverites are planting veggies, raising chickens, and even milking goats in their backyards. You may be...
Photo credit: Scott Dressel-Martin for Denver Botanic Gardens.
Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens (for free!): February 16 marks the year's second free-admission day for Colorado residents at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Make sure to visit the indoor orchid showcase, where the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion have been transformed into a tropical paradise filled...
February 16 2015, 9:00 AM
Enchanted with squash blossom buds; drawing by Constance Sayas
—Image courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens
In January 2013, a blank 7.5-by-11-inch hardbound sketchbook, housed in a reindeer-hide box, began a one-year journey. Every few days, the book was passed, hand to hand, among 76 students and instructors in the Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration. Each artist sketched...
The neighborhood: Congress Park
Once one of the city’s cemeteries (don’t worry, the remains have been removed), Congress Park and its surrounding neighborhood is steeped in history, and a reprieve from its surrounding busy thoroughfares.
Boundaries: Colorado Boulevard to the east,...
October 16 2014, 11:19 AM