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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.

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Accommodations
Restaurant
Green Practices
General
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Event Space:
  • Group Activities Description: Group discounts available for garden tours.
  • Hours: 9am-8pm Hours subject to change. See website for more details.
  • Indoor Fire Code: 300
  • Miles to airport: 27
  • Miles to CCC: 3
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 350
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 300
Accommodations
  • Complimentary Internet:
  • 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.
  • Free Parking:
  • Hotel Restaurant Name(s): The Hive Garden Bistro, Offshoots Cafe
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 2
Restaurant
  • Denver Original:
  • Hours of Operation: During Gardens hours
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Breakfast:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Serves Lunch:
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!
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • 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 9
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

Nov 28, 2020

Blossoms of Light
Nov 20, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021

The Gardens' signature event for more than three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday...

Nov 28, 2020

Seedlings: Garden Hibernation
Dec 2, 2020 - Dec 3, 2020

Help Mordecai Children's Garden get ready for winter as you discover what plants and animals do when it gets cold. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, December 2, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, December 2, 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Ages 2-6...

Nov 28, 2020

Family Make and Take: Winter Wreaths
Dec 5, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020

Create a seasonal wreath using wintry colors, pinecones, evergreen boughs and more! After you complete your wreath, bundle up and stroll around the Gardens with a scavenger hunt that explores the common varieties of evergreens onsite....

Nov 28, 2020

Seedlings: Pine Cones Galore!
Dec 9, 2020 - Dec 10, 2020

Explore the garden and discover the importance of the pine cone. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, December 9, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, December 9, 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Ages 2-6 years: Thursday, December 10, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m....

Nov 28, 2020

Curator Conversations Tour
Dec 10, 2020 - Dec 17, 2020

  • Image Nov 28, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Image $19 non-member, $15 member, $13 student

Denver Botanic Gardens is a premier venue for art exhibitions, including bronze sculpture, botanical illustration, photography, site-specific installations and more. Join us for a walk through the galleries with one of our curators and...

Nov 28, 2020

Seedlings: Seasonal Treats
Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 17, 2020

Discover where some of our favorite seasonal flavors come from. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, December 16, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, December 16, 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Ages 2-6 years: Thursday, December 17, 9:15 a.m., 10:30...

Nov 28, 2020

  • Image Nov 28, 2020
  • Image From: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Image FREE

Take a mindful, virtual walk among plants. As we pause, we engage with the images of plants and use our sense memory to connect with nature: imagine the warmth of the sun on your skin, the sounds of birdsong and hum of insects, and the...

Nov 28, 2020

Nature Writing with Lighthouse
Nov 21, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020

  • Image Nov 28, 2020
  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Image $20

In these informal writing sessions, meet with Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Mary Harpin once a month via Zoom. Discuss a theme connected to writing in the outside world and work with writing prompts. For part of the session, head...

Nov 28, 2020

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth
Dec 19, 2020 - Feb 21, 2021

Aspen-based artist Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more. For her, these tiny organisms are comparable to the...

Nov 28, 2020

Beauty without Bloom calls attention to the remarkable variety of flora without flowers. The exhibition celebrates the centuries-old tradition of botanical illustration through a contemporary lens and features works by recent graduates of...

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