A Pleasant Place to Visit and a Photographer's Paradise.
I am blessed to live in Denver. One of the wonderful things to see and do here is a visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens located centrally on York St. It covers 23 acres right East of Cheesman Park. It is open 9 - 5 daily. There are also two other locations, but York St. is the main and oldest one. One year I had a vegetable garden there and they provided all seeds and tools. It was great! I met a lot of other gardeners and learned a great deal. Unfortunately, that was years ago and now that space is a parking lot.
In the summer months the Gardens offer summer concerts and people can take a picnic and sit on the grass and listen to music. This summer 2014 and fall Dave Chihuly artist and glassblower has an exhibit showing from June 14 to November 30th and I have included some photos below of this fabulous exhibit. You should go and see it in person. All the praise I've heard turned out to be true. The exhibit is really quite different during the day as opposed to after dark. I recommend going both times if possible. Though it was my experience that the daytime photos came out better.
Over the years, I have collected some very nice photographs at the gardens and I want to share some of them with you. All photos are mine, unless stated otherwise, and are under copyright. Please do not use without written permission.
Have you heard about the corpse plant? It is blooming now and STINKS - I guess it's national news - only blooms very infrequently. They have one now at the Denver Botanic Gardens - the first few days they had people wait 6 hours to see it! Now it has calmed down some.