With over 23 acres, the Denver Botanic Gardens has 43 unique gardens.
Wish I could have made it to all of them!
One of my favorite places at the Garden was the Monet Pool. I sat on one of the nearby benches in the shade, cooling off from the 90-plus degree Farenheit temperatures.
I had fun looking for birds on the Birds and Bee Walk (saw two hummingbirds quickly darting through the foilage!).
Relaxing in the solitude of the Japanese Garden.
And relishing the brilliant colors of the dahlias and other flowers in Lainie’s Cutting Garden.
About the Denver Botanic Gardens
Formed by the Colorado Forestry and Horticulture Association in 1951, the Denver Botanic Garden was originally located in City Park but moved to the York Street location in 1959, where it eventually expanded in size.
From chatting with one of the docents, I learned that the gardens were one of the first to practice water conservation and biological pest control.
My ears perked up when the docent spoke about biological pest control and steps they’re taking this year to control Japanese beetles. (Sadly, my garden was infested with Japanese beetles three years ago.)
Was I surprised when I caught sight of Dale Chihuly’s “Colorado” glass sculpture in the Fragrance Garden!
Inspired by sunsets and scenery, “Colorado” is a permanent sculpture in the garden. It stands over 14 feet tall and includes 1,017 hand-blown glass pieces.
I first learned about Chihuly’s work when I visited the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2015.
If you find your way to Denver, Colorado in the near future, I highly recommend you spend some time at the Denver Botanic Gardens!