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Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver

4.7
#1 of 267 in Museums in Colorado
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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  • As members of our local gardens, we tour other botanical gardens through the reciprocal program frequently. Denver Botanic Gardens are beautiful. We visited in early spring as the plants were just sta...  more »
  • The gardens were beautiful and extremely well attended. The gift shop was a boutique of lovely-overpriced things but well thought out. The best were the volunteer staff in the science pyramid, we lear...  more »
  • Although Spring has not quite Sprung, there were many things to enjoy. There is beauty in all seasons. My friends have a membership, so when I came to town, we took a stroll! It was well worth it. It ...  more »
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  • Beatific place although less to see in March than other times of the year. The ice and snow on the ponds was captivating. The educational center, shaped like a beehive, was great. The orchids in the shed were beautiful. The crocuses were just coming out and added color to the place. Had a great time and would definitely go back
  • We went when they were having a free day. We went in March, so the outdoor flowers weren't in bloom. But the indoor part was awesome! Very beautiful and well maintained. We had a lot of fun. I'm sure it will be even more amazing when the outside plants and flowers are in bloom
  • This is a great botanical gardens! The Christmas lights are fantastic. I wasn't sure what to expect and honestly didn't think it would be that good, but I was blown away. They really went above and beyond decorating! There were way more lights than I expected. It was really fun just to walk around and see all the threes and other plants covered with lights. You could also buy these little glasses that turned the lights into little gingerbread men which was cute. I haven't been during the summer, but am planning on it given how spectacular the Christmas light show was!
  • Not the best in early spring, but still has so much to explore. If you have children there is a great interactive Colorado park above the parking garage, which is included in the original price. During the latter part of the spring and summer its speechless on his beautiful this place is. The Japanese garden is a wonderful place, which you have to see for yourself.
  • Attended the Off the Clock: Secret Garden event her on March 1st. It was really nice to walk through the tropical conservatory at night and learn about the different plants. The guides were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. There were fun activities and booths, live music and food. A truly memorable event.
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