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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

Apr 24, 2018

Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte
Feb 21, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Representing the natural world through unnatural elements, his works combine images of plants and animals with discordant artificial elements and processed foods. The synthetic world his creatures inhabit combines romanticized depictions of...

Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte <p>Representing the natural world through unnatural elements, his works combine images of plants and animals with discordant artificial elements and processed foods. The synthetic world his creatures inhabit combines romanticized depictions of nature with the hyper-perfection of modern consumerist imagery. DeMarte’s works explore the manipulation of truth in today’s processed culture.</p> <p>This exhibit is organized in collaboration with RULE Gallery, Denver.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Beginning Bonsai
Apr 28, 2018

Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and...

Beginning Bonsai <p>Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and misconceptions surrounding this living art form.</p> <p>Each participant receives a tree, ceramic pot, wire, soil and gravel in this hands-on experience of creating a finished bonsai, which you can home </p> <p>** this class sells out very quickly, class size is very small for hands on instruction and attention from instructors, please register early</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Apr 28, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media. Mike Whiting says “Gardens are in their own way virtual spaces—carefully created environments. The contrast of the sculptures’...

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting <p>Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media. Mike Whiting says “Gardens are in their own way virtual spaces—carefully created environments. The contrast of the sculptures’ geometric and manmade materials can seem at odds with the gardens, but they are connected in the dialogue about the re-presentation of nature.”</p> <p>Whiting’s sculptures also represent the intersection of two distinct visual styles: 8-bit pixel graphics—which have enjoyed a recent resurgence in games like Minecraft—and minimalist sculpture. Technological limitations in early video games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders reduced the graphics to simplified shapes, while the minimalist art movement created artworks that purposely lacked detail. Pixelated investigates the opposite intents of these two artistic approaches that result in a strikingly similar visual outcome.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Join us for the spring 2018 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read 3 books over 3 months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. This spring we’ll be discussing, with a broad...

Literature of the Land <p>Join us for the spring 2018 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library.</p> <p>We’ll read 3 books over 3 months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. This spring we’ll be discussing, with a broad range, climate change and its impact. We’ll look at it from the perspective of those who work the land and water, those who exploit it, and the earth’s current and future.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

When plains settlers planted their kitchen gardens, they used the seeds they brought across the miles. As precious commodities, these seeds were transported tucked safely into shirt pockets or sewn into the hems of skirts. Once planted,...

Grow an Heirloom Kitchen Garden <p>When plains settlers planted their kitchen gardens, they used the seeds they brought across the miles. As precious commodities, these seeds were transported tucked safely into shirt pockets or sewn into the hems of skirts. Once planted, grown and harvested, the fruits, vegetables and herbs provided a welcome taste of home.</p> <p>Thanks to diligent seed savers, today’s vegetable gardeners can still plant old favorites that have history in every bite. This class turns back time to help gardeners gain a new appreciation for the flavors, colors, textures and imperfections that make heirloom vegetables worth growing. Learn which heirloom vegetables to plant, how to manage the kitchen garden, and tips for saving seeds to pass along to others.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Water-Smart Gardening
May 15, 2018

Gardening remains high and dry in the Rocky Mountain region! Water-Smart Gardening is an environmentally friendly way to create a beautiful home landscape that will thrive under low water conditions. Join this class to learn the principles...

Water-Smart Gardening <p><span>Gardening remains high and dry in the Rocky Mountain region! Water-Smart Gardening is an environmentally friendly way to create a beautiful home landscape that will thrive under low water conditions. Join this class to learn the principles of Water-Smart Gardening and some of the many plants that you can incorporate into your yard.</span></p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting features brightly-colored metal sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of Pac-Man and other 8-bit vintage video games. Enjoy a unique opportunity to view the exhibition with the insight of a...

Curator Conversations &#8211; Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting <p><em>Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting</em> features brightly-colored metal sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of Pac-Man and other 8-bit vintage video games. Enjoy a unique opportunity to view the exhibition with the insight of a curator and learn about the development of the exhibit and the surprising intersections between 8-bit pixel graphics and minimalist sculpture. Explore the relationship between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media, and see several new works created to complement and contrast the Gardens’ landscapes.</p> <p> </p> <p>Tour and discuss <em>Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting</em> with a Gardens art curator as your guide.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Reception: May 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m. RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org Through the colors of the autumnal countryside to the desolation of parched Martian-like deserts, explore the creation of narrative through...

Artist Reception: Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge <p>Reception: May 30, 5:30&#8211;7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>Through the colors of the autumnal countryside to the desolation of parched Martian-like deserts, explore the creation of narrative through the dream-like vistas of games designed for meaningful experience. Drawing from games including "Lifeless Planet," "The King’s Bird" and "Once Upon a Coma," Cyberscapes explores the power of places that tell stories.</p> <p>This exhibit is organized in collaboration with Serenity Forge.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge
May 30, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018

Through the colors of the autumnal countryside to the desolation of parched Martian-like deserts, explore the creation of narrative through the dream-like vistas of games designed for meaningful experience. Drawing from games including...

Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge <p>Through the colors of the autumnal countryside to the desolation of parched Martian-like deserts, explore the creation of narrative through the dream-like vistas of games designed for meaningful experience. Drawing from games including "Lifeless Planet," "The King’s Bird" and "Once Upon a Coma," Cyberscapes explores the power of places that tell stories.</p> <p>This exhibit is organized in collaboration with Serenity Forge.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Day of Mindfulness
Jun 2, 2018

In this workshop you will learn or deepen your understanding of the practice of mindfulness through teachings and direct experience of sitting and walking meditation, mindful yoga, and body scan. Inspired by the secular teachings of...

Day of Mindfulness <p>In this workshop you will learn or deepen your understanding of the practice of mindfulness through teachings and direct experience of sitting and walking meditation, mindful yoga, and body scan. Inspired by the secular teachings of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, this workshop is designed to offer an urban retreat day as a way to de-stress and re-capture the joy of living each moment fully.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day
Jun 5, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018

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

Apr 24, 2018

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128
  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image Free

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...

Free Day at the Chatfield Farms Botanic Gardens <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> 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd Littleton, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Garden Guru Tour
Jun 7, 2018

All About Cacti and Succulents with Nick Daniel Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour...

Garden Guru Tour <p>All About Cacti and Succulents with Nick Daniel</p> <p>Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its own emphasis and is led by a different horticulturist.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Violent Femmes
Jun 11, 2018

Violent Femmes live with The Dirty Femmes at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Violent Femmes <p>Violent Femmes live with The Dirty Femmes at Denver Botanic Gardens!</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Garden Guru Tour
Jun 21, 2018

All About Native Plants with Dan Johnson Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its...

Garden Guru Tour <p><span>All About Native Plants with Dan Johnson</span></p> <p><span>Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its own emphasis and is led by a different horticulturist.</span></p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Jun 22, 2018

Flatland is little aid to contemplation, and so Mary Chapin Carpenter has her own hill. It's deep in the Virginia countryside, on a farm that she got for a song. Or rather, for a bunch of songs, and a way of singing and playing them that...

Mary Chapin Carpenter <p>Flatland is little aid to contemplation, and so Mary Chapin Carpenter has her own hill.</p> <p>It's deep in the Virginia countryside, on a farm that she got for a song. Or rather, for a bunch of songs, and a way of singing and playing them that has taken her around the world and back home, over and again.</p> <p>Carpenter and those songs have traveled for thirty years, though the songs are the most frequent fliers. They spring from her head and hands, vibrate through tone woods and six steel strings, then find their way into microphones. Then they go forth into the world - they've been doing that for thirty years now - even at times when their creator sits at the top of her hill and observes natural wonders both human-made and mysterious.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

The Mavericks
Jul 9, 2018

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the...

The Mavericks <p>The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013).</p> <p>Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the '90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Lavender Festival
Jul 21, 2018

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80218
  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image $7

Lavender Festival celebrates the Lavender Garden at Chatfield Farms. The garden was planted in 2015 and has more than 800 blooming lavender plants, creating a gorgeous backdrop for this family-friendly event. Lavender products made by local...

Lavender Festival <p>Lavender Festival celebrates the Lavender Garden at Chatfield Farms. The garden was planted in 2015 and has more than 800 blooming lavender plants, creating a gorgeous backdrop for this family-friendly event.</p> <p>Lavender products made by local growers and artisans are available for purchase.<br />Enjoy free demonstrations and live music.<br />Enjoy a variety of food, dessert and drink vendors.<br />Educational programs on lavender and related topics are available for an additional charge. Seats are limited and advance registration is highly recommended.</p> <p>Walk-ups for classes are welcome if the class is not sold out.</p> <p>Tour Chatfield Farms--tours are free, however capped at 25 participants per tour.</p> <p>Live bluegrass/country music:<br />9-11 a.m.: Follow the Fox Band<br />Noon - 2 p.m.: The Lonesome Days<br />3-5 p.m.: That Damn Sasquatch</p> 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

"We wanted to do a real good record together, but we didn't want to do the record that everyone expected us to do," blues legend Taj Mahal says of TajMo, his historic collaboration with fellow true believer Keb' Mo'. "There wasn't a bunch...

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Band <p>"We wanted to do a real good record together, but we didn't want to do the record that everyone expected us to do," blues legend Taj Mahal says of TajMo, his historic collaboration with fellow true believer Keb' Mo'. "There wasn't a bunch of cryin' and ringin' hands, we just got together and it came together pretty naturally. I think it's a pretty upbeat, celebratory record, and it couldn't have come at a better time."</p> <p>Indeed, TajMo, released on May 5, 2017 via Concord Records, marks a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who've already built significant individual legacies that have consistently expanded and extended American blues traditions into astonishing new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, who merge their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that's firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a restless, spirited sense of adventure.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Melissa Etheridge
Jul 25, 2018

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music's great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge's popularity built around such memorable songs as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and...

Melissa Etheridge <p>Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music's great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge's popularity built around such memorable songs as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy" for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. In 2011 Melissa made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot, where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Etheridge is scheduled to release MEmphis Rock and Soul, a new album honoring Stax Records, in fall of 2016. She recently completed recording at Royal Studios in Memphis on what will be her first album since 2014's critically lauded This Is M.E.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Chaka Khan
Jul 27, 2018

Chaka Khan is one of the world's most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur...

Chaka Khan <p>Chaka Khan is one of the world's most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&amp;B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Affectionately known around the world as Chaka, she is revered by millions of fans as well as her peers for hertimeless, classic and unmatched signature music style and ability. The late, great Miles Davis often said, "She [Chaka] sings like my horn." And the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin says, "[Chaka] is a one- of- a -kind, premier vocalist."</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Guster
Jul 29, 2018

"I told Swift that our last two records took a year each to make," laughs Guster's Ryan Miller. "He told me he'd never spent more than nine days on an album." The band and producer got together anyway and the result is 'Evermotion,' an...

Guster <p>"I told Swift that our last two records took a year each to make," laughs Guster's Ryan Miller. "He told me he'd never spent more than nine days on an album." The band and producer got together anyway and the result is 'Evermotion,' an album of raw acid-soaked chamber pop, and a stylistic departure that no one saw coming.</p> <p>Guster sought out Shins keyboardist/Black Keys bassist Richard Swift based on his work with Damien Jurado and Foxygen, giving themselves over to the full experience of recording at Swift's Cottage Grove, Oregon studio for three weeks in January 2014.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Gipsy Kings
Aug 15, 2018

It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world's imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of...

Gipsy Kings <p>It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world's imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration
Aug 15, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

These works build upon a well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific documentation and to represent the beauty of the natural world. Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden symbiotic relationships between...

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration <p>These works build upon a well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific documentation and to represent the beauty of the natural world. Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden symbiotic relationships between plants and other organisms. Experience the surprising diversity of creatures—including predators, pollinators, parasites and many others—whose lives are intimately connected with plants.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Garden Guru Tour
Aug 16, 2018

All About Bonsai with Larry Jackel I mmerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its own...

Garden Guru Tour <p>All About Bonsai with Larry Jackel</p> <p>I<span>mmerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its own emphasis and is led by a different horticulturist.</span></p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Reception: Aug. 19, 1–3 p.m. RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org These works build upon a well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific documentation and to represent the beauty of the natural world. Invisible Links...

Artist Reception: Invisible Links <p>Reception: Aug. 19, 1&#8211;3 p.m.<br />RSVP to exhibits@botanicgardens.org</p> <p>These works build upon a well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific documentation and to represent the beauty of the natural world. Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden symbiotic relationships between plants and other organisms. Experience the surprising diversity of creatures—including predators, pollinators, parasites and many others—whose lives are intimately connected with plants.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Beginning Bonsai
Aug 25, 2018

Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and...

Beginning Bonsai <p>Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and misconceptions surrounding this living art form.</p> <p>Each participant receives a tree, ceramic pot, wire, soil and gravel in this hands-on experience of creating a finished bonsai, which you can home.<br /> <br />** this class sells out very quickly, class size is very small for hands on instruction and attention from instructors, please register early</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Garden Guru Tour
Sep 14, 2018

All About Trees with Angie Andrade Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its own...

Garden Guru Tour <p><span>All About Trees with Angie Andrade</span></p> <p><span><span>Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Please note that every tour has its own emphasis and is led by a different horticulturist.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018

Hundreds of bulbs and Grown at the Gardens plants are offered, along with expert advice from our horticulturists. The Plant Sale is located under the tent at the UMB Bank Amphitheater. Things to remember: Arrive early for the best selection...

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale <p>Hundreds of bulbs and Grown at the Gardens plants are offered, along with expert advice from our horticulturists. The Plant Sale is located under the tent at the UMB Bank Amphitheater.</p> <p>Things to remember:</p> <p>Arrive early for the best selection<br />Bring your own wagon so you can stock up on all your favorite plants<br />Members receive 10 percent off all purchases</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Beginning Bonsai
Oct 6, 2018

Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and...

Beginning Bonsai <p>Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and misconceptions surrounding this living art form.</p> <p>Each participant receives a tree, ceramic pot, wire, soil and gravel in this hands-on experience of creating a finished bonsai, which you can home.<br /> <br />** this class sells out very quickly, class size is very small for hands on instruction and attention from instructors, please register early</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Pumpkin Festival
Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image $4 - $8

Enjoy a day of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. It is recommended to bring a wagon to...

Pumpkin Festival <p>Enjoy a day of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. It is recommended to bring a wagon to transport pumpkins.</p> <p>Free pumpkin daycare is available while you enjoy the rest of the festival.</p> <p>Celebrate fall with this treasured October tradition for the entire family.</p> 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Glow at the Gardens
Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Glow at the Gardens lights up the night with hundreds of carved, glowing jack-o'-lanterns. Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Seasonal food and beverages are available for...

Glow at the Gardens <p>Glow at the Gardens lights up the night with hundreds of carved, glowing jack-o'-lanterns.</p> <p>Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays.</p> <p>Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

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

Apr 24, 2018

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128
  • Image From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image Free

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...

Free Day at the Chatfield Farms Botanic Gardens <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> 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd Littleton, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Winter Gift Market
Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018

Vendors sell one-­of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and more. The Gardens’ Guild offers its popular herbal vinegars and seasonings. Gardens' admission is free...

Winter Gift Market <p>Vendors sell one-­of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques and more. The Gardens’ Guild offers its popular herbal vinegars and seasonings. Gardens' admission is free during the Winter Gift Market.</p> <p>Members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases. Present your membership card to the cashier.<br />The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and the Shop at the Gardens will be open during the Winter Gift Market.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Blossoms of Light
Nov 23, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Don't miss: The interactive light display, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights Seasonal entertainment...

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 />The interactive light display, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights<br />Seasonal entertainment available on select evenings<br />Available for purchase:</p> <p>Holiday treats<br />Warm drinks<br />HoloSpex glasses</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

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  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
  • Image From: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Image $15 - $20

Santa and his friends move to Chatfield Farms in November! Chatfield Farms is transformed into a magical village. Join us for an exciting holiday experience for all ages. Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s cinema and find...

Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms <p>Santa and his friends move to Chatfield Farms in November! Chatfield Farms is transformed into a magical village. Join us for an exciting holiday experience for all ages. Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s cinema and find unique holiday gifts in his workshop.</p> <p>Admission includes:</p> <p>Meet Santa’s live reindeer<br />Kids get pictures with Santa, Snow Man and the reindeer <br />Craft with Mrs. Claus<br />Holiday lights<br />One hayride<br />Santa’s Cinema on Elf Boulevard<br />Santa's Workshop will include craft vendors</p> 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 24, 2018

Seedlings: Tropical Fruit Salad
Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Discover the delicious treats that come to us from the rainforest as we journey deep into the jungle. • Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, December 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m. • Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, December 13, 9:30 or 11 a.m. • Ages 24-36 months:...

Seedlings: Tropical Fruit Salad <p>Discover the delicious treats that come to us from the rainforest as we journey deep into the jungle.</p> <p>• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, December 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.<br />• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, December 13, 9:30 or 11 a.m.<br />• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, December 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.<br />• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, December 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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