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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

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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. 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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  • The botanic gardens are beautiful and a great way to spend the day. Also, they have specialty events and holiday-themed visits like the pumpkins on Halloween or the lights during Christmas. It's a gre...  more »
  • We went for the Calder exhibit. The staff is helpful and friendly. The garden is pleasant. Only 6 Calders with a minimum of display and description. Several years ago the Chihuly exhibit was far more ...  more »
  • We went just as plants were really starting to bloom, we enjoyed both the main garden area as well as the children's garden. We took so many pictures of all of the blooms as well as the ducklings in t...  more »
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  • The Denver Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place!!! The attention to detail here is amazing - breathtaking sculpture and gorgeous plants & flowers of every kind anywhere you look. Lovely cobblestone walkways that look like rivers, koi ponds with sculptures in the middle, archways covered in foliage, a beautiful bonsai garden, and more. A truly peaceful place, even if quite populated. The parking garage was completely full when we went on a Friday morning and we were very lucky to find a nearby parking spot on the street. Very affordable - only $12.50 per adult ticket with discounts for children/seniors and kids under 2 get in free. Definitely recommended if you are in Denver ♥️🏵️🌻🌷
  • Visited during the holiday's for the lights... Amazing! Came back this Spring with one of the Botanic Garden's members - How beautiful! Definitely looking into buying a membership. I can see this a great place to relax, meditate and do yoga. Very relaxing and beautiful! Great location in the Capitol Hill (East Downtown) area of Denver, just East of Cheeseman Park. Parking is free! There are places to eat and a great gift store.
  • Beautiful place to spend several hours strolling around. Open 9 am - 5 pm (or 8 pm 5/14-9/24) . Cost $12:50 adult. Stunning flowers. Cool sculptures. Lots of benches to sit and relax. Good food at 'Offshoots' cafe. Highly recommend. Btw parking pretty full on the day I came (it was gorgeous and sunny) but I didn't have to wait too long for someone to leave and a space become available.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Make sure you wear sunscreen, majority is outdoors. Stunning greenhouse with great tropical collection, much bigger overall than i anticipated. So many awesome plants to look at with factoids sprinkled throughout. Amazing experience.
  • This is a must for anyone visiting the city, and a great place to support through membership if you live in the city. While it is perhaps not a lush as some botanic gardens, it is reflective of the climate and extremely well attended to. There are many nooks and areas to sit and simply enjoy to weather and lovely gardens. There is also a fabulous commitment to art, having frequent exhibitions such as Calder and Chihuly.