Chester M. Alter Arboretum

June 22, 2013

The University of Denver’s Chester Alter Arboretum is home to 10 Champion and Notable trees: cedar of Lebanon, crabapple, eastern wahoo, European hornbeam, horse chestnut, shantung maple, trident maple, weeping giant sequoia and yellow buckeye.

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Long’s Iris Gardens

Long’s Iris Gardens in Boulder is an urban agricultural business specializing in dig-your-own bearded iris. Visitors are welcome to wander among the blooms during their peak in May and June.

June 22, 2013
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Andrews Arboretum

Boulder’s Andrews Arboretum, the brainchild of a high school botany teacher, features native evergreens and exotic imports, groundcover and flowers along winding paths and quiet seating areas.

June 15, 2013
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Denver Water Xeriscape Garden

Denver Water’s xeriscape garden demonstrates how green gardening can be achieved with minimal water. It includes more than 200 species of flowers, grasses, turf, shrubs and trees.

June 10, 2013
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Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park

Staff writer The xeriscape Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park colorfully demonstrate the diversity of plants that can thrive in Colorado’s arid climate. The gardens in Lakewood, south of Denver, showcase the plants that are happy in Colorado’s five flora types – Great Plains, steppe or foothills, montane, alpine and Great Basin. The more than 350 plant varieties have been selected from local sources or from more exotic locations that share a…

May 30, 2013
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Golden

Downtown Golden welcome sign
April 4, 2013

Golden sits at the base of the foothills west of Denver and features the Colorado School of Mines, the Coors brewery, historic buildings and railroad and mountaineering museums.

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