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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

Dec 9, 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

Dec 9, 2018

Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Join us as we warm up on a cold day by making hot chocolate from scratch! Create a hot chocolate mix to take home....

Family Workshop: Warm Winter Cocoa <p>Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Join us as we warm up on a cold day by making hot chocolate from scratch! Create a hot chocolate mix to take home.</p> <p>Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.</p> <p>All adults attending the workshop must register for the program. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the activities.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 9, 2018

Kundalini Yoga
Jun 18, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018

Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening energy and unlocking our inner potential through breathing techniques, movements, stretching, meditation and mantra. This ancient and sacred practice is the oldest form of yoga and is an effective way to...

Kundalini Yoga <p>Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening energy and unlocking our inner potential through breathing techniques, movements, stretching, meditation and mantra. This ancient and sacred practice is the oldest form of yoga and is an effective way to recharge and heal the body.</p> <p>The class, taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini yoga, starts and ends with beautiful and ancient chants which open and calm the heart. A carefully planned sequence of postures, movements and breathing exercises, called a kriya, follows. The techniques stimulate the nervous and immune systems, while improving strength and flexibility. Participants may find a peace of mind and experience benefits including relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression, insomnia and weight control.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 9, 2018

Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens
Oct 2, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018

Looking for an amazing place to practice your yoga skills, how about the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens? Vinyasa yoga weaves beautiful movement with challenging postures, and cultivates a sense of peace and calm by the end of each yoga...

Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens <p>Looking for an amazing place to practice your yoga skills, how about the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens?</p> <p>Vinyasa yoga weaves beautiful movement with challenging postures, and cultivates a sense of peace and calm by the end of each yoga class. Practicing vinyasa yoga on a daily basis can improve posture, flexibility, and endurance. Beyond the physical benefits, yoga helps to bring a sense of clarity to challenging situations in life, reminds us to stay present and focused in an ever-changing environment, and can help us find happiness and contentment in our surroundings.</p> <p>The postures practiced in this challenging class will promote alignment, flexibility, focus, endurance and help detoxify the body.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 9, 2018

Evening Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens
Jun 13, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018

Looking for an amazing place to practice your yoga skills, how about the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens? Vinyasa yoga weaves beautiful movement with challenging postures, and cultivates a sense of peace and calm by the end of each yoga...

Evening Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens <p>Looking for an amazing place to practice your yoga skills, how about the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens?</p> <p>Vinyasa yoga weaves beautiful movement with challenging postures, and cultivates a sense of peace and calm by the end of each yoga class. Practicing vinyasa yoga on a daily basis can improve posture, flexibility, and endurance. Beyond the physical benefits, yoga helps to bring a sense of clarity to challenging situations in life, reminds us to stay present and focused in an ever-changing environment, and can help us find happiness and contentment in our surroundings.</p> <p>The postures practiced in this challenging class will promote alignment, flexibility, focus, endurance and help detoxify the body.</p> 1007 York St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 9, 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

Dec 9, 2018

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

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