One of the top botanical gardens in the nation and a pioneer in water conservation, Denver Botanic Gardens is a 24-acre attraction boasting Colorado-native plants and plants from other steppe regions around the world.

At the time of publication, tours are not offered due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Please check with Denver Botanic Gardens prior to planning a visit. Typically, hourlong guided group tours are available for parties of 10 or more.

“We have guided tours by staff and volunteer docents on a variety of topics including seasonal highlights, art exhibits, Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, Colorado Connections and water-smart gardens,” said Erin Bird, communications manager at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Additional sites include a Japanese Garden, Bonsai Pavilion, Vegetable Garden, Orangery and more.

Romantic Gardens, Mid-May
Credit: Denver Botanic Gardens

Walk through the Scripture Garden and see plants originating from the Fertile Crescent. Step into the Monet Garden and view a miraculous collection of aquatic plants. The Science Pyramid — adjacent to the Four Towers Pool — highlights how water connects plants, animals and people.

Art exhibits range from outdoor sculpture to mixed media pieces. Denver Botanic Gardens is continually showcasing different artists and rotates exhibits every year.

In addition to the main site, the Gardens cultivates a passion for planet and art with an additional location.

“Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge with an active farm in Jefferson County,” Bird said. “The Gardens also manages programming at Plains Conservation Center in Aurora.”

Chatfield Farms also houses a plethora of gardens and additionally highlights agriculture throughout a number of them.

Denver Botanic Gardens’ York St. location has onsite dining. A large gift shop is also onsite and offers a wide selection of home decor, garden items, fashion accessories and more.

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