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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

Oct 26, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image 9AM - 5PM
  • Image $15 Adults; $11.50 Seniors, Military; $11 Children (3-15) and Students; Free - Members + Children 2 and Under

"From the Vault" presents some of the most interesting and unique objects in Denver Botanic Gardens’ collections, most exhibited for the first time. The Gardens is home to much more than living plants; its collections include paintings,...

Oct 26, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image Price: $15 Adults; $11.50 Seniors, Military; $11 Children (3-15) and Students; Free - Members + Children 2 and Under

In honor of its 40th anniversary, Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration highlights gardens as places of sanctuary and renewal through a special juried exhibition of works created by the school’s students and...

Oct 26, 2020

Ghost Forest: Works by Melanie Walker
Sep 26, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image Price: $15 Adults; $11.50 Seniors, Military; $11 Children (3-15) and Students; Free - Members + Children 2 and Under

Melanie Walker’s works on fabric are a contemplative reverie on our origins in nature and the landscapes that continue to sustain us. Ghost Forest offers a space to reflect on the memories that connect us to wild places, and to one another....

Oct 26, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton, CO 80128
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image $7 Non-member Adults; $5 Seniors, Students & Military; Members Free

Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO was created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form. The site-specific sculpture was created over the course of three...

Oct 26, 2020

Pink Lemonade Hope: Works by Koko Bayer
Sep 26, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image Price: $15 Adults; $11.50 Seniors, Military; $11 Children (3-15) and Students; Free - Members + Children 2 and Under

Denver artist Koko Bayer installs printed images throughout Denver’s urban landscape with wheat paste, making them naturally ephemeral. Pink Lemonade Hope is part of Bayer’s “Project Spread Hope”—a series of installations created in...

Oct 26, 2020

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Sep 8, 2020 - Oct 27, 2020

We are happy to offer this hybrid style program where you can choose to complete the course through a combination of in-person and online sessions or complete the course entirely online. All sessions will be streamed live through Zoom....

Oct 26, 2020

Día de los Muertos Celebration
Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 2, 2020

Celebrate Day of the Dead with virtual offerings this year! Since we all can’t gather in person on the actual day, we invite you to join us in a virtual celebration of Denver Botanic Gardens’ observance of Día de los Muertos. This...

Oct 26, 2020

Seedlings: The Creepy Crawly Garden
Oct 28, 2020 - Oct 29, 2020

Check out spider plants and some silly, slimy bugs as we take a close look at the strange and unusual plants and animals that live in a garden. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, October 28, 30, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, October 28,...

Oct 26, 2020

Curator Conversations Tour
Oct 8, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 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 Freyer - Newman Center galleries with one...

Oct 26, 2020

Ghosts in the Gardens - Open Air Scare
Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020

Denver Botanic Gardens dares you to join us after dark with haunting stories of the Gardens' 100 years of history and points of interest in what used to be called The Boneyard. Visitors strolling through the Gardens will encounter socially...

Oct 26, 2020

Therapeutic Thursdays
Oct 29, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Starting: 2:00 PM

Join Denver Botanic Gardens' horticultural therapists from your home or office as we share techniques used in the Therapeutic Horticulture program. Engage your senses as we guide you in how to connect with plants in your everyday life. All...

Oct 26, 2020

Exhibition Tour
Oct 16, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Varies
  • Image $16.00 per person ($12 member, $10 student)

Denver Botanic Gardens is a premier venue for art exhibitions, including bronze sculpture, botanical illustration, photography, site-specific installations and more. Walk through the galleries with a docent who shares stories about the work...

Oct 26, 2020

Explore the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos as you create a miniature ofrenda in remembrance of a loved one. Ofrendas are an important element of the Día de los Muertos celebration and are often constructed and displayed in homes...

Oct 26, 2020

Dia de Mole Negro
Nov 1, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Starting: 4:30 PM
  • Image $110-$120

Bring the essence of Día de los Muertos into the kitchen by balancing the bitter with the sweet. Día de los Muertos celebrates loved ones who have passed. An important part of this celebration is the creation of altars, filled with ofrendas...

Oct 26, 2020

Seedlings: Marvelous Marigolds
Nov 4, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020

Discover the magic of these fragrant and festive fall flowers. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, November 4, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Ages 2-6 years: Thursday, November 5, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,...

Oct 26, 2020

Curator Conversations Tour
Oct 1, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • 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...

Oct 26, 2020

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth
Nov 7, 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...

Oct 26, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Image $16.00 per person ($12 member, $10 student)

No matter the time of year, botanical treasures await your discovery with these guided tours of gardens at their seasonal peaks. Experience the Gardens’ landscape at its best, whether through the early bulbs of spring or the crackling...

Oct 26, 2020

Seedlings: Garden Detectives
Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 12, 2020

Discover the Gardens with the tools of a detective! We will look at what a winter garden looks like and find clues of living plants. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, November 11, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, November 11, 10:30 a.m. or...

Oct 26, 2020

Family Make and Take: Harvest Wreaths
Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020

Embrace the changing seasons and create a seasonal wreath using autumnal colors, seed pods and artificial foliage. After you complete your wreath, explore the Gardens on your own with a self-guided scavenger hunt that examines how plants...

Oct 26, 2020

Seedlings: Magical Woods
Nov 18, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020

Explore the world of special trees that stay green all year long. Ages 18-24 months: Wednesday, November 18, 9:15 a.m. Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, November 18, 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Ages 2-6 years: Thursday, November 19, 9:15 a.m., 10:30...

Oct 26, 2020

Blossoms of Light
Nov 20, 2020 - Jan 3, 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...

Oct 26, 2020

Raíces y ramas | Roots and Branches
Nov 21, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021

  • Image Oct 26, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image Price: $15 Adults; $11.50 Seniors, Military; $11 Children (3-15) and Students; Free - Members + Children 2 and Under

Tony Ortega’s artwork celebrates identity and tradition to form a bridge between cultures in Mexico and the United States. Raíces y ramas explores the Chicano experience in U.S. culture, highlighting the role of place and landscape in...

Oct 26, 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...

Oct 26, 2020

Curator Conversations Tour
Dec 3, 2020 - Dec 17, 2020

  • Image Oct 26, 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...

Oct 26, 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....

Oct 26, 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....

Oct 26, 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...

Oct 26, 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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