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Denver Botanic Gardens

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One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources.

Amenities

Accommodations
Restaurant
General
Green Practices
Accommodations
  • Complimentary Internet:
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 2
  • Hotel Restaurant Name(s): The Hive Garden Bistro, Offshoots Cafe
  • Free Parking:
  • Facility & Décor Description: Beautiful outdoor and indoor gardens. One larger room can accommodate several hundred. Mid-size meeting rooms can host 80-95. Entire gardens can be rented Wednesday - Friday evenings in the summer months.
Restaurant
  • Hours of Operation: During Gardens hours
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Breakfast:
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Denver Original:
General
  • Miles to CCC: 3
  • Miles to airport: 27
  • Event Space:
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 300
  • Indoor Fire Code: 300
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 350
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: Group discounts available for garden tours.
  • Hours: 9am-8pm Hours subject to change. See website for more details.
Green Practices
  • Green Practice Desc: Denver's first educationally interpreted green roof. More than 10 no-water and low-water display gardens. Gardens-wide recycling and composting program. Dozens of educational classes on sustainable gardening practices. Eco-friendly gift shop featuring all-natural gifts, plants and gardening supplies.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Lush gardens flourishing with exotic, rare and native plants create a stunning backdrop to any event. Water features throughout, two tented sites, and one indoor/outdoor space. Four indoor sites to choose from, including a ballroom with stage, and one space with fresh orchids and a tumbling waterfall. Your event will be truly unique and memorable!
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Parks & Gardens, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 220
  • Number of Rooms 4
Mitchell Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3300
  • Theater Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 220
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Gates Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1140
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Gates Garden Court
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 960
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Lobby Court
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 750
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Romantic Garden (Outdoor)
  • Theater Capacity: 175
  • Reception Capacity: 70
All-America Selections Garden (Outdoor)
  • Theater Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 60
South African Plaza (Outdoor)
  • Theater Capacity: 80
Woodland Mosaic (Outdoor/Indoor)
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 40
Water Garden Gazebo (Outdoor)
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 30

Events

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Opening Reception: February 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Artist Talk 6:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape, and areas of unpainted canvas to...

Opening Reception: Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray <p>Opening Reception: February 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Artist Talk 6:30 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape, and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with symbolic elements.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape, and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with...

Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray <p>Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape, and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with symbolic elements.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Back by popular demand! Celebrate the British Isles and the imminent return of all things green at Off the Clock: Kilts & Clovers. Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, enjoy live music and hands-on activities...

Off the Clock: Kilts & Clovers <p>Back by popular demand! Celebrate the British Isles and the imminent return of all things green at Off the Clock: Kilts &amp; Clovers.</p> <p>Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, enjoy live music and hands-on activities in the Boettcher Memorial Center, and savor specialty dinners and drinks from Offshoots Café and our cash bar. Great for singles, couples and friends!</p> <p>Come in a kilt to really get into the Celtic spirit<br />Join the jig with Celtic musical ensembles<br />Compete for your share of a pot of gold in our grown-up scavenger hunt</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This unique indoor musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests. Each family-friendly...

Bumblebee Jamboree <p>This unique indoor musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests.</p> <p>Each family-friendly indoor concert features original and traditional songs by a different musical performer, so join us for all three shows. Click on the link for each artist to learn more about their music.</p> <p>February 18 &#8211; Dr. Noize<br />March 18 &#8211; Jeff &amp; Paige</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Aloha! Swap your ski jacket for a sun hat and enjoy a tropical paradise at Off the Clock: Palms & Pineapples. Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, enjoy live music and hands-on activities in the Boettcher...

Off the Clock: Palms & Pineapples <p>Aloha! Swap your ski jacket for a sun hat and enjoy a tropical paradise at Off the Clock: Palms &amp; Pineapples.</p> <p>Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, enjoy live music and hands-on activities in the Boettcher Memorial Center, and savor specialty dinners and drinks from Offshoots Café and our cash bar. Great for singles, couples and friends!</p> <p>Enjoy a variety of dances and musical performances by the Kalama Polynesian Dancers<br />Make your memories last mau loa with a free caricature<br />Create some colorful hands-on crafts to take home with you</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and is known for his bold energetic sculptures. Calder: Monumental features these iconic works of bolted steel plate–which rise...

Calder: Monumental <p>American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and is known for his bold energetic sculptures. Calder: Monumental features these iconic works of bolted steel plate&#8211;which rise in sweeping curves, or puncture space with geometric lines&#8211;revealing the artist's exploration of forms, volumes, and voids. Using shapes that resonate with the natural world, Calder's large lively abstractions interact with the surrounding landscape.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Reception: May 24, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language....

Opening Reception: Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown <p>Reception: May 24, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage, and drawing.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint,...

Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown <p>Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage, and drawing.<br />May 24 - August 6, 2017</p> <p>Reception: May 24, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>York Street &#8211; Gates Garden Court Gallery</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Reception: August 16, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and...

Opening Reception: Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker <p>Reception: August 16, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the familiar and the foreign arise in hauntingly playful relationships.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the familiar and the foreign arise in hauntingly playful relationships.

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker <p>Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the familiar and the foreign arise in hauntingly playful relationships.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Each week features a different theme. In addition, enjoy a wide array of activities take place each night including: Live music Free face painting Costume...

Glow at the Gardens <p>Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Each week features a different theme.</p> <p>In addition, enjoy a wide array of activities take place each night including:</p> <p>Live music<br />Free face painting<br />Costume contest<br />Scavenger hunt<br />Crafts<br />LED circus performers<br />Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase at Offshoots Café, Hive Garden Bistro, cash bars and hot beverage bars,</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Start your holiday shopping at the Gardens' Winter Gift Market, formerly known as the Holiday Sale. Vendors sell one-­of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and much more....

Winter Gift Market <p>Start your holiday shopping at the Gardens' Winter Gift Market, formerly known as the Holiday Sale.</p> <p>Vendors sell one-­of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and much more. The Gardens' Guild offers its popular herbal vinegars and seasonings.Gardens' admission is free during the Winter Gift Market on Friday and Saturday.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Reception: November 19, 1-3 p.m. FREE and open to the public RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art & Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists...

Opening Reception: Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration <p>Reception: November 19, 1-3 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art &amp; Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists are drawing on technical skill, they also rely on botanical knowledge. Selections focus on the unusual.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art & Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists are drawing on technical skill, they also rely on botanical knowledge. Selections focus on the...

Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration <p>This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art &amp; Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists are drawing on technical skill, they also rely on botanical knowledge. Selections focus on the unusual.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Don't miss: Interacting with the Lumenscape, a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights Warm drinks and tasty treats Enjoy your...

Blossoms of Light <p>This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland.</p> <p>Don't miss:<br />Interacting with the Lumenscape, a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights<br />Warm drinks and tasty treats<br />Enjoy your stroll through Blossoms of Light while sipping a warm beverage in your souvenir mug</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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