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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


Oct 25, 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...

Oct 25, 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...

Oct 25, 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...

Oct 25, 2021

Seeing the Invisible
Sep 22, 2021 - Aug 1, 2022

Experience an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks existing only in augmented reality (AR). Co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring, Seeing the Invisible presents virtual works that engage with existing features of the...

Oct 25, 2021

Scampering squirrels, chattering chipmunks or rushing rabbits? Who will we find getting ready for the winter season? Strolling Stories combines story time and nature hikes at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Each week we venture out...

Oct 25, 2021

Ghosts in the Garden
Oct 14, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

Denver Botanic Gardens dares you to join us after dark for the haunting stories that lurk throughout the Gardens' 100 years of history. Stroll through the dark paths at your own pace as the socially distanced storytellers share real staff...

Oct 25, 2021

Yoga at the Gardens
Sep 2, 2021 - Dec 23, 2021

Looking for an amazing place to practice yoga? No studio can match the experience of practicing in nature, surrounded by the stunning landscapes at Denver Botanic Gardens. Vinyasa yoga weaves flowing movement with challenging postures and...

Oct 25, 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...

Oct 25, 2021

Explore the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos as you create a miniature ofrenda in remembrance of a loved one. Ofrendas are an important element of the Día de los Muertos celebration and are often constructed and displayed in homes...

Oct 25, 2021

Noches Iluminadas
Nov 1, 2021 - Nov 4, 2021

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Image $13 Gardens member, $15 non-members, ages 15 and under free

Denver Botanic Gardens’ observance of Día de los Muertos will be celebrated this year with Noches Iluminadas featuring Alebrijes Iluminados - colorful illuminated sculptures made by Mexican artists Rubén Mica and Óscar Becerra. Join us...

Oct 25, 2021

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Image $15 adults, free for Gardens members, kids 15 and under free

Celebrate Day of the Dead with activities, Mercado, related events and programs. The Mercado showcases artist vendors from Colorado selling their Día de los Muertos original art pieces, prints, folk art, jewelry, t-shirt designs and more!...

Oct 25, 2021

  • Image Oct 25, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • Image $7 Gardens member, $20 non-member. Includes Gardens admission.

View the 25-minute documentary presented as complement to the exhibition "Fervor: Ana María Hernando" followed by a question and answer session with the artist.

Oct 25, 2021

  • Image Oct 25, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
  • Image $19, $15 Gardens member

Tour the "Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Saito" sculpture exhibition followed by an exploration of the Japanese Garden.

Oct 25, 2021

  • Image Oct 25, 2021
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Image $16, $12 member, $10 student

Enjoy a guided tour of exhibitions "Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Saito" and "Fervor: Ana María Hernando."

Oct 25, 2021

Learn tricks of the trade to transform those bunches of flowers from the farmers market or local grocer into professional arrangements. Gain confidence in creating floral arrangements yourself, and just in time to impress those holiday...

Oct 25, 2021

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
  • Image $115, $95 Gardens member

Use a variety of paper and art materials to create three-dimensional flowers, plants or arrangement.

Oct 25, 2021

Family Make and Take: Harvest Wreaths
Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

Embrace the changing seasons and create a seasonal wreath using autumnal colors, seed pods and artificial foliage. After you complete your wreath, explore the Gardens on your own with a self-guided scavenger hunt that examines how plants...

Oct 25, 2021

Family Make and Take: Winter Wreaths
Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

Create a seasonal wreath using wintry colors, pinecones, evergreen boughs and more! After you complete your wreath, bundle up and stroll around the Gardens with a scavenger hunt that explores the common varieties of evergreens onsite....

Oct 25, 2021

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling is an ambitious celebration of one of the most influential sculptors working today. On view April 30 – September 11, 2022, The Contour of Feeling is the artist’s first solo exhibition in...

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