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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. Plan to visit Denver Botanic Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Denver attractions using our Denver itinerary planner .
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  • Well documented plantings and flowers to identify what you are looking at. Decent place for lunch as well.  more »
  • Went here with our niece which is only a 15 minute walk from her apartment. We entered and had a transformational transition to our sense of calm and beauty. We realized that we arrived at lunch and s...  more »
  • Went on our last day of a week long denver vacation. Was pleasantly surprised at the size of the gardens and the number of exhibits. Was a nice way to wind down vacation and relax a bit.  more »
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  • I've been here more times than I can count. The gardens have actually influenced where I live for the past two years. My number one priority for my place was that it was within walking distance of the gardens. Not only are the staple features like the Science Pyramid and Tropical Plant Dome incredible, but the gardens are so large that I'm always finding new little areas I've never seen. The Botanic Gardens are hands down the best value experience in the area. Also, they have an incredible gift shop that you can visit without buying a ticket.
  • The indoor areas were really lovely and well kept and organized but this time of year the outside areas, many of them are just dead and dry so its not so nice to walk around. I can imagine this place would be absolutely beautiful in the warmer months when everything is in bloom. I look forward to coming back for that time! But overall for this visit it was so so. I could've easily spent a whole day here if there was more to see. The layout of the garden itself is beautiful and wonderfully organized though.
  • We have gone to Denver botanical gardens for free days, regular days and Christmas light shows. We absolutely love it! Our favorite event was the chihuly exhibits, all the glass work simply takes your breath away! The light show is a winter wonderland and well worth a visit. The children's area is perfect for all ages. It is a must see when visiting Colorado!
  • One of my favorite botanic gardens in the US that I have visited so far. Even in the Winter there's a lot to see with the indoor sections, but outside in the summers where things really shine. The variety of landscapes and flowers in the wonderful all food and beverage selection of the beehive always make this a great choice to visit. The children's garden is also a wonderful and unique place to bring younger kids
  • Beautiful!!! Did I mention beautiful!!??? Quiet peaceful place where you can get away. The gardens are broken up into different sections you can learn a lot here . I've been here many times, I've seen family's or even people who like to find a quiet corner to set up a make shift office for a day. There usually plenty of parking. ( Not super wheelchair friendly but manageable) the price is a big value for what you get . I've been to a few places similar but this one is much better than any one I've ran across. Staff is friendly you can bring in your own food and drink kids love it. I have received many garden tips I use at home from the staff . Don't miss the Christmas lights, free days are cool but be aware that it will be crowded. Winter is the off season so the outdoor activities suffer however you have the place almost to yourself. The indoor atriums are vast and beautiful year round. Definitely worth your time and consideration. There linked to the zoo and many other great Denver attractions . Season passes are available for locals for under a hundred dollars.
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