Denver Botanic Gardens

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  • Learn about Colorado's native flora in the 17 Gardens of the West, showcasing plants that thrive in the arid climate.
  • See gardens inspired by Japan, China, South Africa and the Tropics, including plants from other regions that are similar to Denver in climate and soils.
  • Enjoy the color of roses, day lilies, irises and more in the Ornamental Gardens, and take a relaxing break in the Shady Gardens, an especially nice place to linger on warm days.
  • Don't miss Mordecai Children's Garden, where your budding horticulturalists can explore plants and the natural world through hands-on experiences and play. Open seasonally.
  • Enhance your visit with seasonal art exhibitions, including an outdoor sculpture exhibition every spring and summer.
(C) Denver Botanic Gardens. Photograph by Scott Dressel-Martin.


1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
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9am-5pm daily
Hours vary seasonally; see website for current hours and scheduled early closings for special events or maintenance.

(720) 865-3500

Advice for Visitors


  • Most of the Gardens is not shaded, so dress appropriately in the warm months. The Gardens are open all year; there are beautiful indoor gardens during the winter, but the outdoor gardens will be dormant.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.


  • Dining: Offshoots Cafe, Hive Garden Bistro
  • Gift Shops: Shop at the Gardens

Parking/Transporation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Accessibility: Click here for information on accessibility.