Denver Botanic Gardens

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Located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood, the Denver Botanic Gardens are a delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the city and make a great location for groups to visit or celebrate at.  Featuring North America’s largest collection of plants from cold temperate climates around the world and seven additional gardens, the collections showcase plants from Colorado and neighboring states, as well as a Japanese Garden of wind and pines.  Many of the Colorado showcase collections focus on the native and adapted plants of the West that are models of drought-tolerance. Visiting here as a group or used as a setting for a wedding or a business or leisure reception would be unique.

The master re-development plan of the Gardens is largely complete and guests can now visit the new greenhouse complex and Bonfils-Stanton visitor center in addition to Denver’s 1st publicly accessible green roof. The 23 acre park, in addition to its themed gardens, has a conservatory and an amphitheater, where throughout the summer months they host a concert series. Artists ranging from jazz, funk, and soul to classical perform in the inviting and serene space.  Alternately experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the garden on the monthly walking tour. Throughout the year the gardens host artists in residence, including sculptors from around the state and the globe.  The distinctive Denver Botanic Gardens celebrate the unique high altitude climate and geography of this special Western region, making them a relaxing and enlightening way to explore Colorado.

The Gardens are open 9am to 9pm everyday in the summer, and 9am to 5pm daily in the winter.  Admission prices run $8 – $13.