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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.

Amenities

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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!
  • 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

Events

Jul 17, 2019

Human | Nature presents 18 sculptures that explore the human form in both classical and abstract styles, from the early 20th century to today. Featured artists hail from around the world and include Eric Fischl, Jacques Lipchitz, Sassona...

Jul 17, 2019

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  • Image Starting: 8:30 AM
  • Image $20 - $25

pend the morning with a guide learning about Colorado's alpine life zone and searching for wildflowers. This hike will start off at Loveland Pass, a high alpine pass about 60 miles west of Denver. Here we will see several different alpine...

Jul 17, 2019

Wildflower Wednesday
Apr 17, 2019 - Oct 16, 2019

Sometimes we need a quiet stroll among the wildflowers—without hours of driving and hiking! Denver Botanic Gardens has hundreds of native wildflowers right here onsite to enjoy. The recent release of the Gardens’ book “Wildflowers of the...

Jul 17, 2019

Michael McDonald
Jul 18, 2019

With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes and personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world's most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular...

Jul 17, 2019

Midsummer Nights Tour
Jul 20, 2019

In Elizabethan times in England, midsummer’s eve (also known as the summer solstice) was a night to revel. This tour celebrates the long days of summer by focusing on the edible, medicinal and mischievous properties of the plants that...

Jul 17, 2019

Gipsy Kings
Jul 24, 2019

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...

Jul 17, 2019

Garden Guru Tour
Mar 7, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019

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...

Jul 17, 2019

Yoga with a twist. Enjoy vinyasa yoga, live violin music and a picnic! Relax in nature as Blake Burger, certified instructor and Gardens’ horticulturist, leads an hour-long class in the Gardens. Conclude the evening with a bring your own...

Jul 17, 2019

This annual event features docent led tours of the water gardens, expert advice on all aspects of water gardening, and the chance to see the underside of a Victoria waterlily leaf up close. An assortment of carnivorous plants will also be...

Jul 17, 2019

A Guided Walk - Forest Bathing
Apr 7, 2019 - Sep 9, 2019

Experience the relaxing practice of forest bathing: shinrin-yoku. Bathe in the atmosphere of the forest through mindful engagement of the senses. Studies suggest that a regular practice of forest bathing may be associated with a reduction...

Jul 17, 2019

A jazz legend, Bob James has a career that has defined the genre and continues to evolve at every turn. David Sanborn is universally known as one of the most iconic saxophonists of the current age. Marcus Miller's characteristic bass sound...

Jul 17, 2019

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an...

Jul 17, 2019

Curator Conversations – Human | Nature
May 2, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019

Human | Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection presents sculptures that explore the human form in both classical and abstract styles, from the early 20th century to today. Featured artists hail from around the world and...

Jul 17, 2019

Indigo Girls
Aug 8, 2019

Indigo Girls live at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Jul 17, 2019

The Japanese beetle – found in many Front Range areas -- is moving to new communities. This unwelcome beetle is concerning home owners with serious damage to plants. Instructor Betty Cahill takes the class through the management...

Jul 17, 2019

  • Image Jul 17, 2019
  • Image 6113 N Daniels Park RD, Sedalia, CO 80135
  • Image Starting: 8:00 AM
  • Image $20 -$25

Those lucky enough to have hiked Cherokee Ranch know that there are a wealth of habitats and a rich flora that distract your eyes downwards, even as the vistas of the rugged backbone of the Rockies and distant misty towers of downtown...

Jul 17, 2019

Mushroom Fair
Aug 11, 2019

Family (all ages) Annual Mushroom Fair

Jul 17, 2019

Judy Collins
Aug 12, 2019

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation...

Jul 17, 2019

A guided meditation in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a term meaning taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing will connect us with the sights, smells and sounds of a natural setting to promote physiological and...

Jul 17, 2019

John Hiatt
Aug 13, 2019

Over the course of a four–decade songwriting and recording career—and since the release of his 1974 debut, Hangin' Around the Observatory—rarely has more than a year or two passed without a new John Hiatt collection hitting the...

Jul 17, 2019

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers live at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Jul 17, 2019

Calexico and Iron & Wine live at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Jul 17, 2019

A Walk through Thyme Tour
Apr 21, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019

  • Image Jul 17, 2019
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Sunday: 3:00 PM; Thursday: 6:00 PM
  • Image $10 - $ 14

Step back in time with plant stories that take you on a voyage from early life on the plains of North America to today. From common household herbs to grasses and favorite garden bulbs, plants are central to our lives and this is an...

Jul 17, 2019

Beginning Bonsai
Mar 16, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019

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...

Jul 17, 2019

José González
Aug 25, 2019

José González w/ Bedouine live at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Jul 17, 2019

Yoga with a twist. Enjoy vinyasa yoga, live violin music and a picnic! Relax in nature as Blake Burger, certified instructor and Gardens’ horticulturist, leads an hour-long class in the Gardens. Conclude the evening with a bring your own...

Jul 17, 2019

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day
Jan 21, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Free Days occur throughout the year, 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...

Jul 17, 2019

In Mexican villages it’s common to hear the only remaining herbalist or midwife state that they are the last one in their village still practicing their art and working with plants. Most don’t have apprentices and almost never does the...

Jul 17, 2019

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019

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

Jul 17, 2019

Aromatherapy
Oct 3, 2019

Aromatherapy is the use of plant extracts and oils to encourage health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Learn the basics of aromatherapy, safety and precautions and blending techniques using a variety of essential oils. In...

Jul 17, 2019

  • Image Jul 17, 2019
  • Image 6113 N Daniels Park RD , Sedalia, CO 80135
  • Image Starting: 9:00 AM
  • Image $20 - $25

Those lucky enough to have hiked Cherokee Ranch know that there are a wealth of habitats and a rich flora that distract your eyes downwards, even as the vistas of the rugged backbone of the Rockies and distant misty towers of downtown...

Jul 17, 2019

Seasonal Discoveries Tour
Apr 20, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

No matter the time of year, botanical treasures await your discovery with these guided tours of gardens at their seasonal peaks. Experience the Gardens’ landscape at its best, whether through the early bulbs of spring or the crackling...

Jul 17, 2019

Glow at the Gardens
Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019

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...

Jul 17, 2019

Denver Botanic Gardens' observance of Día de los Muertos will be celebrated this year with indoor screenings of Disney's Pixar film "Coco." Seating is limited, so arrive early to shop the mercado and to get your face painted before the...

Jul 17, 2019

View about 30 arrangements made by the Ikebana Society, as well as a large group display. Ikebana is the art of arranging flower stems, seed stalks, branches, grasses and leaves in harmony with each other. Included with admission.

Jul 17, 2019

Winter Gift Market
Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019

  • Image Jul 17, 2019
  • Image Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
  • Image Thurs: 4:00-8:00 PM; Fri: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Sat: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

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. Members receive a 10...

Jul 17, 2019

Blossoms of Light
Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020

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...

Jul 17, 2019

Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019

Santa and his friends transform Chatfield Farms into a magical village! Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa's Cinema or walk under the magical light displays. Stop at Elf Boulevard to drop off your letters to Santa. Let the...

Jul 17, 2019

Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019

  • Image Jul 17, 2019
  • Image 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, , Littleton, CO 80128
  • Image $15 - $20

Santa and his friends transform Chatfield Farms into a magical village! Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s Cinema or walk under the magical light displays. Stop at Elf Boulevard to drop off your letters to Santa. Let the...

Jul 17, 2019

  • Image Jul 17, 2019
  • Image 6113 Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135
  • Image Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Image $20 - $25

Those lucky enough to have hiked Cherokee Ranch know that there are a wealth of habitats and a rich flora that distract your eyes downwards, even as the vistas of the rugged backbone of the Rockies and distant misty towers of downtown...

Jul 17, 2019

Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms
Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019

Santa and his friends transform Chatfield Farms into a magical village! Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa's Cinema or walk under the magical light displays. Stop at Elf Boulevard to drop off your letters to Santa. Let the...

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