Denver Botanic Gardens

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Denver Botanic Gardens
4.5
Art Galleries • Gardens
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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. We are passionate about connecting people to plants through botanical beauty, education, art, events, conservation and sustainable living.
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4.5
5,677 reviews
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4,325
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52
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Tammy S
4 contributions
LOVED it!!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We've visited her before so knew we were in for a treat! Absolutely loved it again! Wish we could've visited earlier to view more blooms. The layout is perfect. So relaxing and beautiful.
Written September 24, 2021
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JAnd213
Piqua, OH52 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Sep 2021
I couldn't wait to see the Denver Botanical Gardens as I had heard a lot about this place. The flowers were beautiful still in early September. I'm sure the flowers were
magnificent during the summer months. Enjoyed walking around the gardens.
Written September 19, 2021
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MelissaWP
Shorewood, IL351 contributions
abundant beauty flourishes at the botanic garden
Aug 2021
After vacationing in various cities around Colorado, this was my favorite spot we visited. We immediately gravitated to the striking Chihuly sculpture that we love finding in various locations we visit. There were so many numerous varieties of flowers and plants with such vibrant colors that it was easy to slowly stroll through and difficult to leave this place. If I lived in Denver, I could easily make frequent visits here to peacefully relax.
Written September 18, 2021
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lovetheoutdoors061
Oldsmar, FL94 contributions
A must see while in Denver
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was our first trip to Denver and the botanical gardens were highly recommended by friends. We were glad we visited. Beautiful gardens of all different types. Plaques explained what was in each garden. The whole place was impeccably cared for. The bonsai area was amazing. Admission was reasonable. Spent a few hours. Definitely recommend
Written September 18, 2021
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Kara E
Kansas City, KS65 contributions
Never disappoints
Sep 2021
We have visited the botanic gardens several times. It was a great place to spend time with a friend outdoors. There is always something new and the gardens are gorgeous
Written September 16, 2021
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mummblingme
Chicago, IL161 contributions
So Much in an Urban Small Space
Jul 2021
Denver’s Botanic Garden has expanded dramatically from my last visit 15 years ago, with notable new buildings and exhibitions, currently Dali’s whimsical botanic paintings, some worked over vintage illustrations; Yoshimoto Sato’s cast bronze nature series; famed tropical gardens, which then opened into Japanese topiary and a koi pond with contemplative garden. This is an exploration of density in an urban space--so much to see in a relatively condensed space, which interestingly, provided more than we could see in an afternoon. We will return!
Written September 12, 2021
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Pinevalleyite
Phoenix, AZ478 contributions
Beautiful Gardens with varied areas
Aug 2021
We visited the Gardens as one of the places with our City Pass. We took a bus there which was simple and cheap since it's a bit outside of the city proper. We had a wheelchair with us and most all of the areas are wheelchair accessible. We saw lovely gardens and a few buildings. They have some dining options and to take a break, we stopped at one inside the Garden overlooking a pond. It was lovely and they had a really great fresh salad and refreshing drinks with a walk up window. Just lovely. We spent hours there!
Written September 11, 2021
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ImmigrantPunk
East Pittsburgh, PA18 contributions
Don't go on a Saturday if you want to see the gardens fully.
Sep 2021
There were some wonderful plantings and it was fun to explore - but there were THREE separate weddings happening, each necessitating them shutting off areas we wanted to see.

Such a disappointment that there was no warning or we could have chosen another day.
Written September 5, 2021
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Nancy A
51 contributions
Great Place
Aug 2021
This is one of the best botanic gardens I've been to, and I've been to many of them. My only suggestion would be for the garden to have volunteers around to answer plant questions. Lots of the plants were not identified and it would have been nice to know what they were.
Written August 30, 2021
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eve1950
New Jersey219 contributions
Terrific garden to visit…
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great place to spend a few hours or a day, it’s not like any botanic garden l’ve visited. There is an intimacy as you wander through the “landscaped rooms” that seamlessly connect to each other and via walkways and paths. Throughout there are places to sit (benches dedicated to someone dear) for you to rest and just take in nature. Some in the open, some nestled beneath a tree or in a corner for a peaceful moment.

There is a very wide offering of plantings, and lots of signage (well integrated) explaining the different sections. It is a very walkable and doable garden in a half day. There were two places to eat, one completely outdoors, overlooking a huge lily pad pond and one at the front, with a tiny outdoor area. There is also a children’s garden (which we did not visit).

Highly recommend this garden, which even though it was very hot that day, (in the 90’s) had enough shade. The dryness of the weather here, retains the coolness in the shade, as opposed the heat and humidity found on the east coast, so even on a hot day it is very pleasant. It is evident this is a well love place also, given the many volunteers tending to it as we walked through who often shared their knowledge with us.
Written August 29, 2021
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Denver Botanic Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM