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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

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#1 of 279 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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  • The gardens are beautiful, the facility is first class and the whole thing is well maintained. Worth going to again and again as the seasons change, and for the special events. 
    The gardens are beautiful, the facility is first class and the whole thing is well maintained. Worth going to again and again as the seasons change, and for the special events.  more »
  • Refund our reservation money due to storm. We live 1-2 hours away and the very cold, snowed, windy storm was to arrive when we were scheduled to be at the Botanic Gardens. 
    Refund our reservation money due to storm. We live 1-2 hours away and the very cold, snowed, windy storm was to arrive when we were scheduled to be at the Botanic Gardens.  more »
  • Glow at the Gardens, their Winter holiday event, was spectacular! Beautiful, creative, and fun! Considered the best light show at a public garden...in the nation!!! 
    Glow at the Gardens, their Winter holiday event, was spectacular! Beautiful, creative, and fun! Considered the best light show at a public garden...in the nation!!!  more »
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  • Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most beautiful gardens I have been to! The gardens are stunning, unique and very well maintained throughout the year. The staff and volunteers are extremely kind and helpful. They also have delicious food and drinks that you can enjoy inside the garden. I also highly recommend the Halloween and Holiday light shows they have in the fall and winter. A lovely place to visit anytime of year!
  • Such a beautiful, peaceful place to stroll around! We came here around 10:30am and it was already bustling. There's plenty of free parking and if you bought a ticket online, you can skip the ticket booth. We enjoyed seeing the different flowers, the Japanese pavilion and the bonsai trees. Absolutely a gem of a place and you can really feel the love and care poured into these gardens. Highly recommend a visit!
  • Absolutely stunning. The Gardens are well maintained, lots of wildlife living here. I went towards the end of the season and it was still breathtaking so I cannot image what it looks like when everything first springs. Highly recommend making sure you make time to go into the greenhouse! Family friendly experience!
  • First timers and we (my children and I) LOVED it! This place is huge and we didn't get to see everything because it was very hot out. We stayed for about 2 hours and had so much fun and saw so much beauty!!! There is indoor areas and a small art museum. They even have a library and a small art shop. They have a Cafe and everyone is so kind. We had a picnic and yes you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • 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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