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Discover the over 40 outdoor gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens either in person or from the comfort of home. Every day brings new blooms, fruit and vistas on the 20+ acres.

The listed plants are ones selected for their flowers, fruit or leaf colors, or texture in mid spring.While the weather has been more wintry than spring-like for much of April, many flowers are starting to burst throughout the Gardens. Flowering trees and shrubs are a bit delayed compared to some years, but soon we will be enjoying a fiesta of crabapples, lilacs and viburnum flowers throughout the outdoor gardens. Bulbs continue their spring show - be sure to sniff the air for the sweet smell of hyacinths - and see how many colors of tulips you can see during a visit. Many herbaceous perennials are also at their best in April and May

Tour updated April 26, 2021.

Viburnum carlesii (Korean Spice Viburnum)

white fragrant flowers on shrub

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Euphorbia polychroma 'Candy' (Cushion Spurge)

golden yellow flowers

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Tulipa urumiensis

yellow and white tulips

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Arctotis adpressa (African Daisy)

white daisy-like flowers

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Beehive (Garden Features)

Look up at the wall near the Conservatory to see the beehives. Can you see honeybees flying in and out?

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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue' (Moss Pink)

mass of lavender blue flowers on groundcover

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Forsythia viridissima var. koreana 'Kumson' (Greenstem Forsythia)

bright yellow flowering shrub near Chihuly sculpture

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Malus 'Louise' (Louise Crabapple)

pink apple blossoms cascade over the nearby wall

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Fritillaria meleagris (Checkered Lily)

dark purplish-brown bells nod in a large mass in the shade of Woodland Mosaic

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Iris bucharica (Bokhara Iris)

golden iris blooms

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Helleborus × hybridus 'Black Diamond' Winter Jewels Series® (Hybrid Lenten Rose)

several plants wiht dark purple to black flowers nodding at ground level

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Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower)

purple bell shaped flowers on hairy stemmed plants throughout the Rock Alpine Garden

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Saxifraga caucasica

bright yellow flowers on small bright green mounded plants

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Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot)

sunshine yellow flowers in large mass in streambed

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Phlox 'Strawberries and Cream' (Phlox)

light blush pink flowers along path

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Phlox bifida SNOWMASS® (Sand Phlox)

bright white flowers with narrowly heart-shaped petals

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Fritillaria persica (Persian Fritillary)

dark purple nodding bells in elongated clusters

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