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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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General
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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:
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:
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  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: Group discounts available for garden tours.
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!
  • 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 4
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

Calder: Monumental
Apr 28, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

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American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and is known for his bold energetic sculptures. Calder: Monumental features these iconic works of bolted steel...

Calder: Monumental <p>American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and is known for his bold energetic sculptures. Calder: Monumental features these iconic works of bolted steel plate&#8211;which rise in sweeping curves, or puncture space with geometric lines&#8211;revealing the artist's exploration of forms, volumes, and voids. Using shapes that resonate with the natural world, Calder's large lively abstractions interact with the surrounding landscape.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Evenings al Fresco
Jun 26, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

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Spend your summer evenings at the Gardens! Enjoy our evening specials at the Hive Garden Bistro Monday, June 26 through Thursday Aug. 31, 5-8 p.m.: Meatless Mondays: 30 percent off all vegetarian items including daily specials Hand Tossed...

Evenings al Fresco <p>Spend your summer evenings at the Gardens!  Enjoy our evening specials at the Hive Garden Bistro Monday, June 26 through Thursday Aug. 31, 5-8 p.m.:</p> <p>Meatless Mondays: 30 percent off all vegetarian items including daily specials<br />Hand Tossed Tuesdays: Buy 2 pizzas get a salad free <br />Barbequed Wednesdays: From the grill and pizza oven<br />BOGO Burger Thursdays: Buy any burger meal and get one at equal or lesser value for free<br />Half-off general admission tickets during the SCFD Showcase on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 from 5-8:30 p.m.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown
May 24, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

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Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of...

Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown <p>Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage, and drawing.<br />May 24 - August 6, 2017</p> <p>Reception: May 24, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>York Street &#8211; Gates Garden Court Gallery</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Tibetan Singing
Jul 25, 2017

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  • Image $12 - $15

The Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting its semi-annual Tibetan Bowls Concert to celebrate the Summer Season. Come for the concert in Mitchell Hall and then plan to have a picnic dinner and sunset stroll through the gardens after the...

Tibetan Singing <p>The Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting its semi-annual Tibetan Bowls Concert to celebrate the Summer Season. Come for the concert in Mitchell Hall and then plan to have a picnic dinner and sunset stroll through the gardens after the concert, admission to the gardens is included in ticket price.<br /> <br />Denver Yoga instructors and sounds healer Chris Anne Coviello and Jason Coviello will be performing together to bring you this summer treat. The concert will begin with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very rare steel drum that is made by only two people in the world. Some say it sounds like a stringed instrument. Jason’s Hang Drum is tuned to the note that vibrationally corresponds to the heart chakra and when he plays the drum, he takes you on a heart-opening journey.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

The Mavericks
Jul 28, 2017

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  • Image $60-$65

The Mavericks live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! With The Last Bandoleros. Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10.

The Mavericks <p>The Mavericks live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! With The Last Bandoleros. Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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  • Image $70-$75

Summer Concert Series: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins live at the Botanic Gardens! Featuring Numa Edema

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins <p>Summer Concert Series: Stephen Stills &amp; Judy Collins live at the Botanic Gardens! Featuring Numa Edema</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Dwight Yoakam
Aug 3, 2017

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  • Image $77-$82

Dwight Yoakam live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10.

Dwight Yoakam <p>Dwight Yoakam live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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  • Image $10 - $17

Join us as we create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover which plants fairies prefer as you design, plant and landscape a tiny fairy oasis. Each child will create a take-home container garden.

Miniature Garden Family Event: Summertime Fairies <p>Join us as we create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover which plants fairies prefer as you design, plant and landscape a tiny fairy oasis. Each child will create a take-home container garden. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Randy Newman
Aug 7, 2017

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  • Image $69-$74

Randy Newman live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins 4/10.

Randy Newman <p>Randy Newman live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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  • Image $59-$64

Summer Concert Series: José González live at the Botanic Gardens! Featuring Darlingside

José González featuring Darlingside <p>Summer Concert Series: José González live at the Botanic Gardens! Featuring Darlingside</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Herbie Hancock
Aug 14, 2017

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  • Image $82-$87

Herbie Hancock live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10.

Herbie Hancock <p>Herbie Hancock live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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  • Image $80-$85

The Chick Corea Elektric Band and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens members pre-sale begins on 4/10.

The Chick Corea Electric Band + Béla Fleck & The Flecktones <p>The Chick Corea Elektric Band and Béla Fleck &amp; The Flecktones live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens members pre-sale begins on 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Reception: August 16, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking...

Opening Reception: Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker <p>Reception: August 16, 5 :30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the familiar and the foreign arise in hauntingly playful relationships.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker
Aug 16, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

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  • Image General Admission

Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the familiar and the foreign arise in hauntingly playful relationships.

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker <p>Becker's work is alternatively vibrant and moody, giving form to the subconscious. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the familiar and the foreign arise in hauntingly playful relationships.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Lucero
Aug 27, 2017

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  • Image $57-$62

Lucero live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! With special guest Paper Bird. Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10.

Lucero <p>Lucero live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! With special guest Paper Bird. Botanic Gardens member pre-sale begins on 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, 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...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, 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 events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Gipsy Kings
Aug 30, 2017

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  • Image $81-$86

Gipsy Kings live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Featuting Nicole Reyes & Tonino Baliardo. Botanic Gardens membe pre-sale begins on 4/10.

Gipsy Kings <p>Gipsy Kings live at the Denver Botanic Gardens! Featuting Nicole Reyes &amp; Tonino Baliardo. Botanic Gardens membe pre-sale begins on 4/10. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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  • Image $10 - $17

Embark on a journey of art and nature as a family while exploring the artwork of Alexander Calder in the Gardens. This hands-on workshop allows families to experience art in an inspiring and active way. Each child makes a planter inspired...

Garden Art Family Event: Calder Inspired Planters <p>Embark on a journey of art and nature as a family while exploring the artwork of Alexander Calder in the Gardens. This hands-on workshop allows families to experience art in an inspiring and active way. Each child makes a planter inspired by the exhibition.</p> <p>Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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  • Image $6 - $8

Gather around the campfire as we celebrate the end of summer. Make s’mores, investigate signs of fall throughout the Children’s Garden and plant a house plant to take home with you. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and...

Family Fun Night: Campfire Tales <p>Gather around the campfire as we celebrate the end of summer. Make s’mores, investigate signs of fall throughout the Children’s Garden and plant a house plant to take home with you. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and share family-friendly stories.<br />Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore nature at night in the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner (no glass allowed) to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.</p> <p>$8 nonmember child, $6 member child; $8 nonmember adult, $6 member adult. Children 2 and under are free.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Glow at the Gardens
Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017

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Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Each week features a different theme. In addition, enjoy a wide array of activities take place each night including: Live music Free face...

Glow at the Gardens <p>Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Each week features a different theme.</p> <p>In addition, enjoy a wide array of activities take place each night including:</p> <p>Live music<br />Free face painting<br />Costume contest<br />Scavenger hunt<br />Crafts<br />LED circus performers<br />Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase at Offshoots Café, Hive Garden Bistro, cash bars and hot beverage bars,</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Bat Encounter: Live!
Oct 29, 2017

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  • Image $8 - $15.50

In this family-friendly, live animal program, you can come face-to-face with bats from around the world. Learn how bats impact humans and keep our environment healthy. Don’t miss this fascinating show for all ages presented by Rob Mies,...

Bat Encounter: Live! <p>In this family-friendly, live animal program, you can come face-to-face with bats from around the world. Learn how bats impact humans and keep our environment healthy. Don’t miss this fascinating show for all ages presented by Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation at Michigan’s Cranbrook Institute of Science.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Winter Gift Market
Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017

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Start your holiday shopping at the Gardens' Winter Gift Market, formerly known as the Holiday Sale. Vendors sell one-­of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and...

Winter Gift Market <p>Start your holiday shopping at the Gardens' Winter Gift Market, formerly known as the Holiday Sale.</p> <p>Vendors sell one-­of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and much more. The Gardens' Guild offers its popular herbal vinegars and seasonings.Gardens' admission is free during the Winter Gift Market on Friday and Saturday.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day
Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017

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Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, 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...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, 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 events.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Reception: November 19, 1-3 p.m. FREE and open to the public RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art & Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time...

Opening Reception: Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration <p>Reception: November 19, 1-3 p.m.<br />FREE and open to the public<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art &amp; Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists are drawing on technical skill, they also rely on botanical knowledge. Selections focus on the unusual.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration
Nov 19, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018

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This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art & Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists are drawing on technical skill, they also rely on botanical knowledge. Selections...

Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration <p>This annual juried exhibition from the School of Botanical Art &amp; Illustration features the student's best achievements. At the same time that artists are drawing on technical skill, they also rely on botanical knowledge. Selections focus on the unusual.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Blossoms of Light
Nov 24, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

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  • Image Up to $13

This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Don't miss: Interacting with the Lumenscape, a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights Warm drinks and tasty treats...

Blossoms of Light <p>This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland.</p> <p>Don't miss:<br />Interacting with the Lumenscape, a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights<br />Warm drinks and tasty treats<br />Enjoy your stroll through Blossoms of Light while sipping a warm beverage in your souvenir mug</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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