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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

Feb 18, 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...

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day <p>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 events.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 2019

Bumblebee Jamboree
Feb 23, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019

This unique musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests. Each...

Bumblebee Jamboree <p>This unique musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests.</p> <p>Each family-friendly indoor concert features original and traditional songs by a different musical performer.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 2019

Step into a whimsical wonderland and let your imagination come to life! Enjoy the warmth and color of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Marnie's Pavilion and the Orangery after dark and savor themed food and beverages for...

Off the Clock: Secret Garden <p>Step into a whimsical wonderland and let your imagination come to life! Enjoy the warmth and color of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Marnie's Pavilion and the Orangery after dark and savor themed food and beverages for purchase. Great for singles, couples and friends!</p> <p>Live music<br />Hands-on activities<br />Meet Gardens scientists<br />...and much more!</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 2019

Plants and people are masters of misdirection and illusion – fortunately, fascinating entertainment is often the by-product! Enjoy the warmth and color of Marnie's Pavilion and the Orangery after dark and savor themed food and...

Off the Clock: Believe It or Not <p>Plants and people are masters of misdirection and illusion &#8211; fortunately, fascinating entertainment is often the by-product! Enjoy the warmth and color of Marnie's Pavilion and the Orangery after dark and savor themed food and beverages for purchase. Great for singles, couples and friends!</p> <p>Live music<br />Hands-on activities<br />Meet Gardens scientists<br />Explore Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory after dark<br />...and much more!</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 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...

Human | Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection <p>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 Norton, Beverly Pepper, Auguste Rodin, Rufino Tamayo and Manolo Valdés.</p> <p>From sculpture to selfies to dance, the power of the human figure conveys and conjures a range of emotions. Human | Nature shares the expressive capacity of the human form against the backdrop of the Gardens' diverse botanical environments.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 2019

Fifteen plant divisions feature quality flora and are staffed by experts who can answer your plant questions and offer excellent advice. This year's divisions are Aquatics, Annuals, Container Garden in a Bag, Fruits/Berries/Veggies, Grown...

Spring Plant Sale Preview Party <p>Fifteen plant divisions feature quality flora and are staffed by experts who can answer your plant questions and offer excellent advice. This year's divisions are Aquatics, Annuals, Container Garden in a Bag, Fruits/Berries/Veggies, Grown at the Gardens, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Houseplants, Perennial Classics, Plant Select®, Rock Alpine, Roses, Specialty Succulents, Summer Bulbs and Water-Smart.</p> <p>Please bring your own wagon, cart, wheelbarrow or recycled boxes to transport plants.<br />Members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Just present your membership card.<br />Need to buy or renew a membership? Stop by our membership tent at checkout to take care of it when you buy your plants.<br />The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11. It will re­open on Sunday, May 12.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 2019

Spring Plant Sale
May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Fifteen plant divisions feature quality flora and are staffed by experts who can answer your plant questions and offer excellent advice. This year's divisions are Aquatics, Annuals, Container Garden in a Bag, Fruits/Berries/Veggies, Grown...

Spring Plant Sale <p>Fifteen plant divisions feature quality flora and are staffed by experts who can answer your plant questions and offer excellent advice. This year's divisions are Aquatics, Annuals, Container Garden in a Bag, Fruits/Berries/Veggies, Grown at the Gardens, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Houseplants, Perennial Classics, Plant Select®, Rock Alpine, Roses, Specialty Succulents, Summer Bulbs and Water-Smart.</p> <p>Please bring your own wagon, cart, wheelbarrow or recycled boxes to transport plants.<br />Members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Just present your membership card.<br />Need to buy or renew a membership? Stop by our membership tent at checkout to take care of it when you buy your plants.<br />The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11. It will re­open on Sunday, May 12.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 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...

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale <p>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.</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

Feb 18, 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...

Glow at the Gardens <p>The Gardens dresses up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds.</p> <p>Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities. Seasonal food and beverages will be available for purchase.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 2019

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

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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...

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.</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 Winter Gift Market.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 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...

Blossoms of Light <p>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 year's display is brighter and more expansive than ever before. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families.</p> <p>Available for purchase:</p> <p>Dinner, holiday treats, warm drinks and our souvenir reusable mug<br />HoloSpex glasses</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 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...

Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms <p>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 kids play in a real elf house and see the elves hard at work. Enter a life-size snow globe.</p> <p>Included with Admission:</p> <p>Take photos with Santa<br />Kids get to make a holiday keepsake to take home<br />Meet Santa's live reindeer and get photos<br />Greet Santa's friend, the Snowman<br />Enjoy story time and sing-alongs with Mrs. Claus<br />Holiday lights<br />Hayrides<br />Santa's Cinema shows short movies<br />NEW! Enter a life-size snow globe to play in the snow and get pictures<br />Buy tickets online or at the ticket booth in the Chatfield Farms parking lot during the event (if available). Ticket booth opens at 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the York Street Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center or Chatfield Farms Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center during public hours starting in November. Tickets are limited each night. Purchase in advance to ensure admittance on your desired date.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 18, 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...

Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms <p>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 kids play in a real elf house and see the elves hard at work. Enter a life-size snow globe.</p> <p>Included with Admission:</p> <p>Take photos with Santa<br />Kids get to make a holiday keepsake to take home<br />Meet Santa's live reindeer and get photos<br />Greet Santa's friend, the Snowman<br />Enjoy story time and sing-alongs with Mrs. Claus<br />Holiday lights<br />Hayrides<br />Santa's Cinema shows short movies<br />NEW! Enter a life-size snow globe to play in the snow and get pictures<br />Buy tickets online or at the ticket booth in the Chatfield Farms parking lot during the event (if available). Ticket booth opens at 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the York Street Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center or Chatfield Farms Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center during public hours starting in November. Tickets are limited each night. Purchase in advance to ensure admittance on your desired date.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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