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


Mar 1, 2021

Dreams in Bloom: Photos by Fares Micue
Jan 23, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Photographer Fares Micue creates dreamlike self-portraits that integrate natural and surprising objects in vibrant hues. Set against a dark, mysterious ground, her images document the hope and positivity of the human spirit. Micue's first...

Mar 1, 2021

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth
Jan 17, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021

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 Guralnick, these tiny organisms are comparable to the first words of...

Mar 1, 2021

Raíces y Ramas | Roots and Branches
Jan 17, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021

Tony Ortega's artwork celebrates identity and tradition to form a bridge between cultures in Mexico and the United States. Raíces y ramas explores the Chicano experience in U.S. culture, highlighting the role of place and landscape in...

Mar 1, 2021

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Jan 12, 2021 - Mar 2, 2021

  • Image Mar 1, 2021
  • Image Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Image $400

The foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the cultivation of mindfulness: clear, non-judgmental attention to the present moment with regard to the ongoing experience of body, feelings, emotions and mind. MBSR studies...

Mar 1, 2021

Plein Air Poetry Writing Series
Jan 5, 2021 - Mar 16, 2021

  • Image Mar 1, 2021
  • Image Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Image $120

The Plein Air Poetry class is a 6-week, progressive, generative writing course inspired by the French concept of plein air painting — creating out in nature. Together, we start by reading a variety of poems and writing prompts, then find...

Mar 1, 2021

Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan
Mar 13, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021

A reverie on the imperiled natural environment, Radiant Season invites you to observe the silent inhabitants with whom we share our world. Sloan's paintings elevate the often-overlooked plants, animals and discarded objects inhabiting the...

Mar 1, 2021

Tropical Trails Tour - Online
Feb 18, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021

  • Image Mar 1, 2021
  • Image Varies
  • Image $10.00 per person ($8 members)

Enjoy lush vegetation, vibrant flowers and tropical vibes as you join us on an online tour through the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, taking a closer look at some of our most popular tropical plants. This is a 45-minute program,...

Mar 1, 2021

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind
Apr 10, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind features FlorDalí and Surrealist Flowers, two rarely seen series of fanciful color lithographs of flowers and fruits on loan from The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Mixing flora with the artist's...

Mar 1, 2021

Golden Opportunity: Works from the SBAI
May 29, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021

Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens' School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI). From daffodils to daisies and buttercups to bananas, discover a world of...

Mar 1, 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...

Mar 1, 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...

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