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Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
+1 720-865-3501
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Ranked #3 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Spanning more than 24 acres, Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate an ever-widening... more » Owner description: Spanning more than 24 acres, Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate our Western identity and a unique high altitude climate and geography. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Aurora, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We spent around 3 hours here today and really enjoyed the gardens. I will say the Dale Chihuly exhibit currently being shown makes it even better. I was concerned with the crowds since it is a holiday weekend but it was fine. The reason for only 4 stars is because they closed an entire section of the gardens for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

the Chihuly exhibit is amazing....it seems natural with the park, and I kept wandering through the gardens to make sure that I hadn't missed anything. Going in the late afternoon was great so that I could still be there for dusk/sunset (the glass looks very different when it's lit up). But without the exhibit, the gardens would be relatively unexciting.

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Perry City, Utah, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We hadn't visited the Denver Botanic Garden for over 40 years, so on our last trip to Denver in early August, we decided to go with friends. The David Chihuly glasswork exhibit scattered throughout the beautiful gardens was amazing and accentuated every area. The exquisite Japanese gardens with a large variety of water plants and paths leading to places to... More

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NC
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Denver Botanic Gardens is a must see if you are in the area. The grounds are beautiful and there is a surprise around every corner. I could have stayed here all day.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We would have visited the Denver Botanic Garden anyway, but the interspersed Chilhuly glass installation in summer 2014 was a bonus that adds an artistic element to the already beautiful grounds. Parking across the street from the gardens was full, but we found street parking a block away. The map of the gardens has trails and the locations of the... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was not too much into flowers, but my husband is. I was blown away by the gardens. I have been to gardens all over Europe, but this was just as gorgeous. We went in August, so it was a little hot, but that is to be expected. The flowers were specular, and this place is huge, so we spent... More

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Denver, Colorado
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

You forget you are in the middle of Denver. The variety and number of floral species is impressive! Add to that the work of Dale Chihuly and you have something very special. The glass appeared to be 'growing' amidst the vegetation. We plan to go back and see it at night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of the most beautiful places in Denver to visit. There are several sections to the gardens with a several story green house, japanese gardens, sculputes and walkways. I have been to several events that have used the gardens as the venue. Bring your cameras! Whether you are an expert photographer or a beginner with your... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

But it doesn't stay forever... check it out if you're in Denver, well worth it! The rest of the Gardens were also beautiful and the the little coffee shop was better than you'd expect!

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Vail, Colorado
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40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love this Botanic Gardens. They are constantly putting money into it to keep it interesting and current. The Chihuly Exhibit is amazing. I have seen it twice and will go again! It has to be one of the most beautiful combinations of art and flowers possible and would appeal to any age. The food at the Cafe is delicious... More

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