Denver Botanical Gardens – 10/15/16

Spent a few hours strolling through the Denver Botanical Gardens, 24 acres of varied gardens – water, woodlands, Japanese, South African, ornamental, southwestern, Bonsai, cutting. Gorgeous sunny fall day, illuminating the autumn yellow aspen trees. doubleclick to enlarge any photo.


They’re currently holding a month long Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit featuring  colorful and elaborate ofrendas (offerings) created by members of the Denver community as tributes to loved ones.

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Even though it’s past peak floral season, the plantings are gorgeously colorful.


Plus orchids indoors:


Lots of water features and fountains, and koi:

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fountain towers

fountain towers

These are in the cutting garden:


The Rose garden has a elipse with Dale Chihuly’s towering work named “Colorado:”


Note the fall-colors in the ivy covering the building, behind the Chihuly:



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