Denver Botanic Gardens

Photos from the Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual orchid show, many of which I tagged for the usual photo contest (though none won).

A large cluster of bright orange and pink tropical flowers

A flower in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

An orchid flower bud just beginning to open

An orchid begins to bloom.

A head-on shot of a deep, wine-red colored orchid flower

An orchid in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A delicate white and purple orchid flower

An orchid in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory. This one was remarkably fragrant.

A bright yellow orchid flower with exceptionally smooth petals

An orchid in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A pitcher plant hangs down on a vine

Detail of a Pitcher Plant at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

A stem of small yellow and purple orchid flowers

Orchids in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

Three yellow and purple orchid flower buds at the end of a stem, about to bloom

Orchids getting ready to bloom in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A yellow and purple orchid flower bud, about to bloom

An orchid bud on the verge of blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A deep pink orchid flower

An orchid in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A stem of purple and white orchid flowers, all in full bloom

Orchids in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A white and deep purple, pitcher-shaped orchid flower

An orchid in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

The stamen of a column of flat orange tropical flowers, vaguely reminiscent of a bird of paradise flower

A detail of a flower in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory. Some small ants can be seen at upper right and just below center frame.

A fluffy pink tropical flower sits in the exact center of a ring of pale gray-green leaves

A flower on a tree in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A fluffy pink tropical flower sits in the exact center of a ring of pale gray-green leaves

A flower on a tree in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

Stalks containing tight purple clusters of buds growing out of a tree limb

Flowers nearing bloom on a tree in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

Stalks containing tight purple clusters of buds growing out of a tree limb

Flowers nearing bloom on a tree in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.

A delicate pink tropical flower with incredibly long stamen and few visible petals

A flower in the Denver Botanic Gardens conservatory.


Nathan Acks
January 27, 2018