We visited the primary York Street location, one of three Garden sites in Denver. Dozens of styles of gardens are represented here, allowing us to walk through multiple climate zones, various natural settings and experience gardening traditions from around the world.
We've been fortunate lately to have gloriously sunny mornings, followed by grey afternoons with the threat of thunderstorms, making it a perfect spring day to visit a lovely garden!
|I am ridiculously happy among the lush foliage in the tropical conservatory.|
Hans is a good sport tagging along as I exclaim over every little detail that catches my eye.
|Elegant Japanese Lantern.|
|Deborah Butterfield's graceful horse sculptures were scattered throughout the Gardens.|
She fashions horses out of wood, then the pieces are bronze cast, put back together, painted and patina'd.
|Short Grass Plains Garden.|
|Metal horse at rest.|
|Chihuly sculpture, part of the Gardens permanent collection.|
We wondered how it holds up to hail!
Rather than shoehorn our big truck into the Botanic Gardens parking structure, we parked at Cheesman Park right behind the Gardens. This provided the opportunity to walk through the beautiful old neighborhood surrounding the Gardens. Here is a tiny sampling of the fabulous old homes that grace this part of Denver.