As a succulent/agave/cactus enthusiast, I really loved the collection of spiky plants.
The Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque flower also caught my eye. It was so beautiful!
I had no clue I loved lilac as much as I do. But honestly, a fragrant flower blooming in purple ombre? Yeah, I should have known. They had a whole hill dedicated to lilac bushes. And I was there at the perfect time to really enjoy it.
But mostly, I was most inspired by the unmanicured, informal, totally accessible and very enjoyable design of the garden. I felt like at every turn I was shown a new plant grouping, hardscape idea, or design concept that just kept me going deeper into the garden. I took over 200 pictures at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I will try and refrain from posting them all...
Entrance to a sunken courtyard sitting area with small reflecting pool.
Orange wall, reflecting pool, fountains, and large cobalt pots = win!
Agave, evergreens, salvias, grasses, and tulips. Awesome.
And finally, rock partitions.
Now, when I dream up the idea of taking large slabs of rock and erecting them in the yard, I will know where the crazy idea came from... (and it's not Stonehenge...)