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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

May 16, 2021

Dreams in Bloom: Photos by Fares Micue
Jan 23, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Photographer Fares Micue creates dreamlike self-portraits that integrate natural and surprising objects in vibrant hues. Set against a dark, mysterious ground, her images document the hope and positivity of the human spirit. Micue's first...

May 16, 2021

Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan
Mar 13, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021

A reverie on the imperiled natural environment, Radiant Season invites you to observe the silent inhabitants with whom we share our world. Sloan's paintings elevate the often-overlooked plants, animals and discarded objects inhabiting the...

May 16, 2021

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind
Apr 10, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind features FlorDalí and Surrealist Flowers, two rarely seen series of fanciful color lithographs of flowers and fruits on loan from The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Mixing flora with the artist's...

May 16, 2021

Join us on a docent-led tour to learn about fun facts, hidden details and gain surprising insight into this exhibition. Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind features FlorDalí and Surrealist Flowers, two rarely seen series of fanciful color...

May 16, 2021

  • Image May 16, 2021
  • Image Starting: 6:30 PM
  • Image $10

Gain insight into Mexico's unique handcraft traditions influenced by the diversity of natural materials in ecosystems across the country. Join Walther Boelsterly Urrutia, director of the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City—a museum...

May 16, 2021

Exhibition Tour: Denver Botanic Gardens
Apr 1, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021

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...

May 16, 2021

Vinyasa, Violins and Vino
May 20, 2021 - Aug 17, 2021

Yoga with a twist. Enjoy vinyasa yoga, live violin music and a picnic! Relax in nature as Blake Burger, certified instructor and Gardens' horticulturist, leads an hour-long class in the Gardens. Conclude the evening with a bring your own...

May 16, 2021

Seasonal Discoveries Tour
Mar 28, 2021 - May 30, 2021

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...

May 16, 2021

  • Image May 16, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:15 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Image $19 per person ($15 members)

Interested in behind-the-scenes insight that only a curator has? Stroll the galleries with a curator and get the scoop on the artworks and the fascinating details of how the exhibition came to life.

May 16, 2021

Golden Opportunity: Works from the SBAI
May 29, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021

Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens' School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI). From daffodils to daisies and buttercups to bananas, discover a world of...

May 16, 2021

Evenings al Fresco
Jun 2, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021

Savor the golden hours at the Gardens with socially distanced performances on select Mondays and Wednesdays this summer. Awash in the golden light of the evening, this collaborative series enhances the beauty of the Gardens with musical...

May 16, 2021

Container Gardens Tour
Jun 13, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021

  • Image May 16, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • Image $16 per person ($12 members)

Do you need fresh ideas for your pots and containers? Here at the Gardens, we have outdoor containers year-round that go beyond the expected with novel texture and color combinations. Explore the variety of fun and unexpected container...

May 16, 2021

Family Make and Take: Pollination Stations
Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021

What's the buzz around the Gardens? Pollinators! Join us to discover how plants communicate with pollinators at the Gardens. "Bee" inspired to create a pollinator friendly feeder to take home with you. Family Make and Take programs offer a...

May 16, 2021

Midsummer Nights Tour
Jun 24, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021

  • Image May 16, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Image $16 per person ($12 members)

In Elizabethan times in England, midsummer’s eve (also known as the summer solstice) was a night to revel. This tour celebrates the long days of summer by focusing on the edible, medicinal and mischievous properties of the plants that...

May 16, 2021

In a garden of imagination what might you find? A tree of seashells, a bush of jelly beans or creatures of every kind? Use your imagination to make a miniature garden of your own creation. Family Make and Take programs offer a space for...

May 16, 2021

Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Saito
Jul 24, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021

Yoshitomo Saito's cast bronze works capture and celebrate the elegant lines and subtle details of nature. From smaller seed pods to the arch of a branch, his compositions reinterpret organic forms to encourage contemplation. His dedication...

May 16, 2021

Fervor: Ana María Hernando
Sep 11, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Interdisciplinary artist Ana María Hernando harnesses the power of painting, poetry and installation to honor and alter traditional feminine craft and community. Layered fabrics, colors and textures create sculptural forms and layers of...

May 16, 2021

Alebrije: Xólotl
Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a monumental sculpture by contemporary Mexican artist Óscar Becerra Mora. Standing nearly 15 feet tall, the sculpture depicts an alebrije—a fantastical hybrid...

May 16, 2021

Glow at the Gardens
Oct 19, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021

Glow at the Gardens™ is a luminous, nighttime celebration of America's favorite gourd. Wander through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin...

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