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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

#1 of 267 in Museums in Colorado
Must see · Garden · Art Gallery
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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  • We visited on Saturday May 1, 2021 and we were surprised at the fact that the majority of the garden was dead... there were very few flowers in bloom. I think you would see more greenery at the park.....  more »
  • Beautiful. Many areas closed. Salvador Dali exhibit excellent Many landscaping ideas. Very Zen. Kid friendly. Wheel chair friendly  more »
  • Beautiful garden in the middle of a neighborhood. Very well designed. Lots to see and learn. It was in early April so not all the flowers were blooming, but still very beautiful. Would like to come.....  more »
  • Beautifully curated. Very picturesque. Expansive—be prepared to spend >2 hours here if you’re a plant lover like I am! I can picture all the beautiful events that could be held here. There’s a little something for everyone. The map is well labeled and at $12, very affordable. I visited during the Human Nature display and the map helped guide me through the gardens.
  • These gardens not only offer cool plants, but also waterfalls and different buildings to go into. The plants were very interesting and there was almost too much to see. The indoor plants had the jungle feel and it was very interesting to see the banana tree and the chocolate tree as well. The areas for different countries and areas of the world were also all different from the last. The sculptures were all different and cool in their own way. The gift shop is full of garden accessories. The Denver Botanic Gardens is definitely a five star attraction and if you are in the Denver area you should stop by and walk around and look at the plants.
  • I never saw a botanical garden this large, lovely and peaceful. If I lived in the Denver area, I would buy a year pass (if available) and visit often. Beautiful place with a shaded cafe, by a pond with ducks. Absolutely loved it and can't say enough good things about the place. Highly recommend.
  • Nice place to have a walk among trees, flowers and ponds. Sometimes a statue is placed in a place that makes think if the scenery in a different way. It also a great place to take pictures of flowers from different climates and ecosystems. Plan for 4-6 hours if you plan on taking it slow while photographing.
  • It was amazing. It is a beautiful testament to the kindness and charity of those who came before us and an incredible legacy to leave for those who will come after. If you haven't been to the botanic gardens, come twice: once in spring to see the flowers and once in winter to see the Christmas lights. It'll absolutely be worth your time.

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