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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!
  • 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

Sep 26, 2017

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

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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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

La Calavera Catrina
Oct 14, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

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One of Día de los Muertos’ most recognizable figures, La Catrina was born out of Mexican social satire depicting the upper classes and is still depicted in art today in celebration of the holiday. Experience the rich history and iconography...

La Calavera Catrina <p>One of Día de los Muertos’ most recognizable figures, La Catrina was born out of Mexican social satire depicting the upper classes and is still depicted in art today in celebration of the holiday. Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures created by artist Ricardo Soltero.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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

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  • Image From: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

Bat Encounter: Live!
Oct 29, 2017

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  • Image 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM
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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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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  • Image From: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday traditionally observed on Nov. 1 and 2. A holiday with ancient roots combining Mexican indigenous customs and European traditions, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful...

Día de los Muertos Festival <p>Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday traditionally observed on Nov. 1 and 2. A holiday with ancient roots combining Mexican indigenous customs and European traditions, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful tribute to the memory of family and friends who have passed away. Families celebrate by creating ofrendas (offerings) &#8211; elaborate displays commemorating loved ones &#8211; decorating sugar skulls and more.</p> <p>Bring your family and friends to celebrate this fun and colorful tradition. Día de los Muertos costumes are encouraged.</p> <p>Check back later for schedule of activities and entertainment. Please email dia@botanicgardens.org with any questions about the festival.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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The Gardens stays open late for Night at the Museums, part of Denver Arts Week. Outside, see the exhibition La Calavera Catrina. Inside, experience a variety of family-friendly activities celebrating Día de los Muertos; enjoy demonstrations...

Free Night at the Museums: Denver Botanic Gardens <p>The Gardens stays open late for Night at the Museums, part of Denver Arts Week. Outside, see the exhibition La Calavera Catrina. Inside, experience a variety of family-friendly activities celebrating Día de los Muertos; enjoy demonstrations in the Science Pyramid and take the rare opportunity to explore the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at night.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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

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  • Image Thurs: 4-8 pm; Fri: 9 am - 7 pm; Sat: 9 am - 6 pm
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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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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

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  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 26, 2017

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

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  • Image From: 5:30 PM to 9 PM
  • 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> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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