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“great way to spend an afternoon”

Denver Botanic Gardens
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$29.99*
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Mile High Culture Pass
Ranked #1 of 259 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed October 25, 2013

A beautiful afternoon in Denver spent at the Botanic Gargens. The Japanese Garden was refreshing. I could've sat there all afternoon!

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Today I visited the Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado - and wow, what a beautiful haven this is in the city. The Autumn (Fall), colours were amazing. I was extremely impressed too, by the Japanese garden. I've travelled extensively in Japan and seen Japanese gardens there - and this one in Denver was excellent - calm and peaceful. I can't recommend it highly enough. Today for some reason there was no entry charge - but at US$12.50 it would still be excellent value.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Probably better during warmer months. (I arrived in late October.)

The Botanic Gardens were a nice retreat from city sites. I particularly enjoyed the layout of the gardens. They have the tropical plants in one area, a Japanese garden, grasslands, an herb garden and even a lover's lane with all sorts of flowers. Traveling around the place is like traveling around the world.

There's also plenty of cool art. When I was there, much of it was the work of this guy who bends fresh, green bamboo... and when it hardens and turns brown, it becomes less flexible.

Everything seems very new and well-kept.

If you're looking for a good place to relax, this is it.*

* Barring the attendance of any school field trip groups. Eesh.

1  Thank BowmanInc
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The gardens were in bad shape and a lot of renovation was going on. The trees and plants were unkept, there were almost no flowers, all the waster fountains and small pools were drained out and the renovation equipment was strewn around in plain sight. Totally a waste of time!

Thank Tripaholic2010
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

A wonderful place to walk through gardens and experience global botanic flowers and plants. Take a moment to enjoy the various gardens with plenty of benches to relax. They also offer many educational activities for members and non members that are worth your participation, just check their calendar for events.

Thank coloradoflowers
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