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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
Experience the varied ecosystems of Colorado at Denver Botanic Gardens, an oasis in the center of the Mile High City and one of the first botanical gardens in the United States to focus on native plants. The 9.7 hectare (23 acre) park is home to seven different gardens and boasts the largest collection of plants in North America from cold temperature areas across the globe. With visiting exhibits, a sunken amphitheater for concerts, and two additional satellite locations, at Chatfield and Mount Goliath, there is always a new reason to visit these historical gardens. Our Denver itinerary builder makes visiting Denver Botanic Gardens and other Denver attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited on a cool and overcast October afternoon. We found the gardens very well designed and maintained. Prices were as expected. There are two places to grab a coffee or bite to eat, but no 'fanc...  read more »
  • We decided to check our the gardens. It was a good decision. Beautiful garden, larger than I expected. Glad we went. 
  • Huge complex, plan on being here a entire day. I will have to come again to see the holiday lighting, it was being installed while we were there. Looking forward to seeing it, they had many workers in...  read more »
  • Always a serene escape from the city vibes. All you can drink tea from the outdoor cafe, yes please! Staff is always friendly, informative, and welcoming. Definitely a home away from home if you do not have a yard or lawn space. Can't beat the annual membership and the perks that come along with it. Hands down a must see in Denver.
  • The Botanical Gardens are impressive and expansive, with several sections dedicated to different regions and countries. There are hundreds of different plant species lining the many paved and dirt trails, interspersed with several streams, ponds, and small waterfalls. The various sculptures and statues displayed near the entrance and tropical conservatory rotate occasionally, and there are frequent displays of different plants at various times through the year. There is also a science center, cafe, and a small store in the visitor center. Lots of above and below ground parking adjacent the gardens. Locals should strongly consider an annual membership if they plan to return.
  • Always something beautiful regardless of time of year. The cafe has yummy food that's ethically sourced. The area above the parking garage is awesome for kiddos and everywhere else is awesome for anyone who enjoys being in a beautiful garden. You can bring picnics which is nice but I usually opt to go to the cafe.
  • This place is amazing! I've never seen so many different regions and plants! The alpine and the cactus sections were quite surprising! Beautiful benches to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Monet section is just incredible. The gift shop is really lovely too!
  • Out of my visit to Denver, this was definitely the best place by far. The gardens were outstanding. The space was very well used, and the on-site cafe had great food and smoothies. This is a must see when visiting Denver. There was a giant pool where dragonfly larvae were emerging from the water by the hundreds. A red tailed hawk was hanging out in one of the gardens, totally nonplussed by all the visitors. There was a tropical conservatory which was huge and amazing. There was a cactus building, the science pyramid was great. It was very informative. The informational postings on the research being done at the gardens was very informative, and it made me appreciate the scientific value of the space. Love love love these gardens (and I visit a lot of botanic gardens). :)
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