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

Feb 21, 2020

Bumblebee Jamboree
Feb 22, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020

Get ready for a unique musical experience! Children can dress as a favorite pollinator and join a special musical guest for an indoor live performance. This unique musical experience is perfect for children up to age 12 and their parents or...

Feb 21, 2020

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day
Jan 20, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020

Free Days occur throughout the year, 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...

Feb 21, 2020

The inaugural art exhibition in Denver Botanic Gardens' new Freyer – Newman Center is Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, an ambitious celebration of one of the most influential sculptors working today. The Contour of...

Feb 21, 2020

Spring Plant Sale
May 7, 2020 - May 9, 2020

  • Image Feb 21, 2020
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Thurs: 4:00-8:00 PM; Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM; Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Kick your gardening season off right at the Gardens' Spring Plant Sale. Sixteen plant divisions feature quality flora and are staffed by experts who can answer your plant questions and offer excellent advice. This year's divisions are...

Feb 21, 2020

Jesse & Joy
Jun 11, 2020

Jesse & Joy return to US stages. After a Grammy win 'Best Latin Pop Album' for their previous album 'Un Besito Mas' expectations are high for their soon to be released new work. The Live show will showcase music from the newest release...

Feb 21, 2020

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Jun 16, 2020

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold over 15 million records. With hits like "Passionate Kisses" and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two...

Feb 21, 2020

DeVotchka
Jul 10, 2020

A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata...

Feb 21, 2020

Chris Botti
Jul 29, 2020

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing...

Feb 21, 2020

José González
Aug 4, 2020

Since releasing "In Our Nature" in 2007, José González has been steadily collecting ideas for new songs. An album consisting of years' worth of musical sketches might naturally sprawl wildly in production and style, but on "Vestiges &...

Feb 21, 2020

A culturally satisfying fusion of Afro-pop duo Amadou & Mariam and soulful gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama that combines contemporary African sounds and African-American roots music.

Feb 21, 2020

The Dead South
Aug 10, 2020

They wear white shirts and black suspenders, black pants and travellers' hats. They sing about murderous, estranged spouses and runaway lover cousins in a boot-stomping acoustic configuration that includes banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar,...

Feb 21, 2020

Randy Newman
Aug 17, 2020

With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. In addition to his acclaimed solo...

Feb 21, 2020

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020

Get a jump­-start on your spring garden at the Fall Plant & Bulb Sale. Hundreds of bulbs, perennials and Grown at the Gardens plants are offered, along with expert advice from our horticulturists. The sale is located under the tent at...

Feb 21, 2020

Glow at the Gardens
Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020

The Gardens dresses up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional...

Feb 21, 2020

Winter Gift Market
Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Thurs: 4:00-8:00 PM; Fri & Sat: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Image FREE

Vendors sell one-of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items, including bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and more. The Gardens Guild offers its popular herbal vinegars and seasonings. Members receive a...

Feb 21, 2020

Blossoms of Light
Nov 27, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

The Gardens' signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. With fresh and exciting new features, along with some fan favorites, this...

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