Denver Botanic Gardens


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.


Green Practices
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Aug 4, 2020

Seedlings: Garden Explorers
Jul 14, 2020 - Aug 26, 2020

Seedlings: Garden Explorers offer young children and their caregivers the opportunity to explore the wonders of nature while developing an understanding and appreciate for plants and their importance. Each program includes songs, stories...

Aug 4, 2020

Pollinators: Guided Family Exploration
Jul 24, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020

What's the buzz around the Gardens? Pollinators! Join us as we celebrate the importance of pollinators with a fun engaging exploration of the Gardens and the amazing creatures that help our plants grow! Audience: Families with children ages...

Aug 4, 2020

Cleanse, purify and sweeten your home with a homemade herbal floor wash and room spray. Learn about the restorative properties of plant essences and how to create your own customized floor wash blend and room spray. Herbs provide naturally...

Aug 4, 2020

Learn the universal basic creative controls of photography that every photographer must know to master the craft and get off the Program setting. Learn about exposure for digital cameras, controlling your aperture, shutter speed and...

Aug 4, 2020

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The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the...

Aug 4, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 4:00 PM
  • Image $55-$60

When we think of floral design, we think of a traditional bouquet in a vase for your table. In this transformative floral workshop we will make use of non-traditional containers, manipulate traditional flowers and colors, or a combination...

Aug 4, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 9:30 AM
  • Image $41

Have you used Adobe Lightroom for simple edits but want to learn more about what is possible for your images? Learn the basics of photo editing using this popular and versatile photography program. In this course, you will learn how to use...

Aug 4, 2020

Experience a transformation in mind, body and chi as we meditate on the Five Taoist Elements and their corresponding emotions of fear, anger, grief, compassion and happiness.

Aug 4, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Image $15-$18

Experience a transformation in mind, body and chi as we meditate on the Five Taoist Elements and their corresponding emotions of fear, anger, grief, compassion and happiness. **This program will take place ONLINE. Details on how to join the...

Aug 4, 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...

Aug 4, 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...

Aug 4, 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...

Aug 4, 2020

Raíces y ramas | Roots and Branches
Nov 7, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021

Tony Ortega's artwork celebrates identity and traditions to form a bridge between Mexican and American cultures. This exhibition explores the Chicano experience in American culture, highlighting the role of place in connecting community....

Aug 4, 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...

Aug 4, 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...

Aug 4, 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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