The Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens is an integral piece of a broader research agenda to build and disseminate knowledge on the plants and ecology of the world’s major steppe regions. Steppes host some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes, and steppe plants are particularly well-adapted to harsh climatic conditions. As climate change becomes a central global concern, steppe regions can inform the design and stewardship of our future landscapes. Constructed in 2016, the Steppe Garden supports, promotes, and extends research by 1) hosting a diverse living collection of steppe flora and 2) expressing the natural and cultural narratives of steppes and their instructive value as resilient landscapes. Come find new ways to further integrate horticulture research within your garden displays.

Presenters: S. Krishnan, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; E. Didier,
Didier Design Studio, Fort Collins, Colorado