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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

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#1 of 277 in Museums in Colorado
Must see · Garden · Art Gallery
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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. Plan to visit Denver Botanic Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Denver attractions using our Denver itinerary planner.
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  • Great outing for family. Very relaxing atmosphere. Tulips were incredible. Nice way to spend a spring morning. 
    Great outing for family. Very relaxing atmosphere. Tulips were incredible. Nice way to spend a spring morning.  more »
  • It was a hot day when I went (3rd week of April), but there still wasn't a lot grown yet. Lots of bare areas. My favorite part was the indoor area, might've been the tropical area? Very relaxing... 
    It was a hot day when I went (3rd week of April), but there still wasn't a lot grown yet. Lots of bare areas. My favorite part was the indoor area, might've been the tropical area? Very relaxing...  more »
  • This huge botanical garden is a wonderful place to visit. There is so much to see and experience, both inside and out. 
    This huge botanical garden is a wonderful place to visit. There is so much to see and experience, both inside and out.  more »
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  • Always a great place to visit. Great place to walk around and browse the many plants. The tropical area is my favorite, but it's also beautiful in warmer months outside as well in the many different garden areas. Parking can be a challenge at times, but generally you're able to find a spot. There's also educational information and nice things for the kids to do and see as well. There's food here and many good spots around the garden to sit down and enjoy beautiful days in Denver. It's large enough and there's plenty to see that you definitely can spend a good few hours here. Staff are friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend visiting!
  • I’ve been a member of Denver Botanic Gardens for many years now. It is definitely one of my most favorite places. There is always something new and so much to see. New exotic plants, sculptures in unexpected places fitting in naturally and beautifully. I was thrilled to see the lotus additions to the waterlilies. Going to the Gardens is a beautiful way to get your walking exercise in and great for all ages. I love the Membership Appreciation Days where I am able to get in the Gardens an hour before it opens to the public. It’s a great time to take pictures.
  • Amazing variety of plants and exhibits! The plants are arranged so well, and there's a tangible flow with the whole botanic garden. The amount of care and attention they give to all parts of the gardens is astronomical. Even in the winter, it's an amazing place to go to! The restaurants are exquisite and the seating is too! Bathrooms are clean, paths are well-maintained, and wheelchair access is plentiful. The employees are some of the kindest and most humble people I have ever met. I'd recommend this place to anyone staying in Denver area. I guarantee that your first visit won't be your last!
  • My wife and I visited the Garden while visiting Denver and we very much enjoyed them. For anybody who likes flowers and other kind of shrubbery, this was a great experience. The part is basically split into regions and every region was very nice. Make sure and give yourself a couple hours because there is a lot to walk around and see. Along with all of the garden stuff, Denver Botanical also has some nice artwork by local artists and famous artists. The staff that works here was friendly and helpful if you had questions. Overall, good place to go if you're visiting Denver. The ticket prices are affordable, but make sure to get tickets in advance.
  • Parking is easy, staff is super friendly! You can purchase tickets online for easy check in when you arrive. Cute gift shop and a few different spots for a coffee or a bite to eat. Very nice to walk through and enjoy the many different garden, plants and flowers. Beautiful place!

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