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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

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 2021

Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Saito On View July 24 - November 28, 2021 Artist Talk : Yoshitomo Saito August 5th, 6 - 7pm Denver Botanic Gardens Registration Required

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 2021

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

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  • 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...

Jul 31, 2021

Prairie Pup Adventures
Aug 17, 2021

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  • Image 21901 E Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013
  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Image $8

Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic with a story,...

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 2021

  • Image Jul 31, 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.

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 2021

Seedlings: Fantastical Garden Creatures
Aug 23, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021

Build a container garden to be a home for your favorite imaginary creature. • Ages 18-24 months: Monday, August 23, 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. • Ages 2-6 years: Wednesday, August 25, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 or 1 p.m. • Ages 2-6 years: Thursday,...

Jul 31, 2021

We are thrilled to return to the Denver Botanic Gardens for High Holiday services on September 6-7! We can’t wait to be together again with you – reunited under the open tent, both in-person and online. Our schedule of services will...

Jul 31, 2021

Before watching Eagle Encounter and "The Eagle Huntress" film in our new Sturm Family Auditorium, meet a golden eagle and learn about their use in falconry dating back 4,000 years with Anne Price, REF's president and curator, author,...

Jul 31, 2021

Raptor Day
Sep 10, 2021

  • Image Jul 31, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Starting: 12:00 PM
  • Image Included with admission.

Live raptor experience from Raptor Education Foundation (REF) at Denver Botanic Gardens! No other raptor group in Colorado comes close to REF's level of knowledge, experience and creativity. Visitors can find different Raptor Stations...

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 2021

We are thrilled to return to the Denver Botanic Gardens for High Holiday services on September 15-16! We can’t wait to be together again with you – reunited under the open tent, both in-person and online. Our schedule of services will...

Jul 31, 2021

Seedlings: Fall Frolic
Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. Join us for a nature walk and see what seasonal changes are happening in the Gardens. • Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 22, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. • Ages 24-36 months: Thursday,...

Jul 31, 2021

Vinyasa, Violins and Vino: Art Edition
Jul 29, 2021 - Sep 28, 2021

Begin by browsing the newly opened indoor galleries of the Freyer – Newman Center with live music in the atrium then move outdoors for vinyasa yoga with live violin music. Rejuvenate in our urban oasis with an hour-long class in the...

Jul 31, 2021

Seedlings: Curious Corn
Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021

Take an up-close look at an ear of corn and discover its many unusual uses. Discover its artful side as we explore the parts and creative uses of the corn plant. • Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 29, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. •...

Jul 31, 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...

Jul 31, 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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