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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!
  • 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

Aug 22, 2019

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

  • Image Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 2019

José González
Aug 25, 2019

José González w/ Bedouine live at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 2019

  • Image Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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.

Aug 22, 2019

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

  • Image Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 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...

Aug 22, 2019

  • Image Aug 22, 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...

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